Grammy Foundation Grant Program Names 2014 Recipients
April 24, 2014 at 4:19 AM (PT)
The GRAMMY FOUNDATION Grant Program has announced the 15 recipients of over $200,000 in grants for research, archiving, and preserving recorded material for 2014.
THE RECORDING ACADEMY and GRAMMY FOUNDATION President/CEO NEIL PORTNOW said, "Over the course of its history, our GRAMMY FOUNDATION Grant Program has awarded more than $6 million to more than 300 worthwhile initiatives. Our grantees are noteworthy for the range and ambition of their endeavors, and this year's group includes such varied initiatives as the preservation of 400 recordings of innovative performances by pioneer composers and performers of jazz, world music and new music to a project that will be the first to identify how music can facilitate stroke patients' abilities to understand everyday speech. We are proud that the GRAMMY FOUNDATION Grant Program can be a philanthropic leader in the areas of archiving, preservation and scientific research."
- COUNTRY MUSIC FOUNDATION, INC./NASHVILLE: $10,810 to help preserve 650 rare and historic interviews with country music performers, songwriters, and industry personnel recorded between 1959 and 2000, copying existing CD-Rs to WAV files.
- CREATIVE MUSIC FOUNDATION, INC./WOODSTOCK, NY: $11,600 to finalize the restoration of historically and artistically important audiotapes from an archive of over 400 jazz, world music and new music recordings.
- NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL OF DRAWING, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE/NEW YORK: $20,000 to digitize the school's lecture archive.
- THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA/LOS ANGELES: $19,350 for the UCLA FILM AND TELEVISION ARCHIVE to preserve 600 original transcription disks of GERTRUDE BERG's radio classic "THE GOLDBERGS."
- Special Collections and Archives, ALBERTSONS LIBRARY, BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY/BOISE: $11,747 to digitize and preserve 225 acetate discs and reel-to-reels of IONE LOVE THIELKE's radio shows ane recordings of regional poetry set to her music and local musicians.
- WING LUKE MUSEUM of the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN EXPERIENCE/SEATTLE: $13,114 to preserve 251 Chinese opera tapes recorded from 1960-1975.
- CORPORACION DE LAS ARTES MUSICALES/PABLO CASALS MUSEUM/SAN JUAN, PR: $5,000 to identify deterioration factors for its musical documentary collection and design strategies to safeguard and preserve the musical heritage of Latin American and Puerto Rican symphonic composers and musicians from the CASALS FESTIVAL and the PUERTO RICO SYMPHONY.
- GENESEE VALLEY COUNCIL ON THE ARTS/MT. MORRIS, NY: $5,000 for description, cataloging and stabilization of recordings made by SUNY GENESEO Professor JAMES KIMBALL.
- JIM METZNER/KINGSTON, NY: $4,992 to create an archive for world music and ambient sound field recordings made on DATs.
- TEXAS FOLKLIFE/AUSTIN: $5,000 to hire consultants from the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCES to plan, assess, and prepare its archive of audio recordings of TEXAS folk and traditional arts performances, field recordings, and interviews.
- ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION/TEMPE: $19,464 for research on music's role in stroke rehabilitation.
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS/DAVIS, CA: $20,000 for research on why Alzheimer's disease patients retain memory for music from their past.
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO/SAN FRANCISCO: $19,636 for research on why the mind responds to musical cues signaling future events and how rhythm training may mitigate age-related declines in anticipatory attention, perception, and memory.
- UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK/COLLEGE PARK, MD: $20,000 to research why musicians show advantages in second-language learning as adults.
- UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION/MEMPHIS: $20,000 to research the potential benefits of musical training in strengthening the ear and preventing noise-induced hearing loss.