Orchestra awarded grant from NEA

Published 5:00 pm Friday, October 6, 2017


The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the Musicians in Schools Project.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support the excellence and diversity of arts programs across the country, including organizations like LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, that make the arts accessible to people in LaGrange and Troup County and surrounding areas and further enhances the vitality of their community,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

“Recognition from the NEA serves as validation of our efforts to continue and expand our educational outreach,” said Raylene Carter, LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Executive Director. “With continued reductions in general music education and cancellation of string education in our local public schools, the Musicians in Schools program allows opportunities for professional music ensembles to create memorable moments of music for area elementary students in their own school setting. We are grateful for the support provided through this grant.”

The mission of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the community through music. In this endeavor, the organization follows these four Guiding Principles: artistry, community, education and sustainability.

The NEA is the federal agency that supports and funds the arts to give all Americans the opportunity to experience creativity and participate in the arts. NEA programs and funding support thousands of activities in communities large and small across the country. To learn more about the National Endowment for the Arts, please visit arts.gov. Follow the conversation about this and other NEA‐funded projects on Twitter at @NEAarts.