School children are the principal beneficiaries of our funds. In the last past five years, we have funded programs bringing music education to more than 128,000 kids, both in the seven-county metropolitan area and throughout the state of Minnesota, western Wisconsin and eastern North Dakota. These students attend a wide range of schools in our area, both public and private, and come from every grade level.

Establishing a presence for music education in schools has never been easy. TCOG is proud to work with a variety of organizations who are creating programs that support music education. Twice each year (Fall and Winter), we review applications for education grants.

Grant applications for Winter, Spring, & Summer 2022 programs are due by October 31, 2021.
Application information at bottom of this page.


2020 Funded Programs

Type of Project/Proposed Grantee Organization Grades

In School Opera Programs

An Opera Theatre education residency at LEAP High School
9-12
Global Arts (formerly Linwood Monroe Arts) 4th Grade Original Opera
K-5
113 Composers Collective: three workshops on new music
6-12
Opera For The Young Pirates of Penzance in 10 schools
K-6

Special Projects-In School Opera

Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company School Performances by Young Artists Quartet in Fargo Area
6-12

Choral Programs for Students-In School

Cantus High School Residency Program in 3 schools
9-12
Vocal Essence Cantare! Hispanic Choral Program
2-12

Support For School Musicals

Excelsior Elementary School Musical
K-6

Choir/Music Out of School Programs for Students

North Star Boys Choir
K-12
Lundstrum Performing Arts Center after-school/weekend classes
K-12
ComMUSICation “Symphony of Diversity” choral program and classes
8-12
St. Paul Conservatory After School Program at 6 schools and Choral Program at 7 schools
K-12
Northfield Youth Choirs
K-12
Minnetonka Chamber Choir
9-12

Summer Music Programs for Kids

Lundstrum Performing Arts summer musical theater program
4-12
Mixed Precipitation One Week-Long Summer Camps
1-9
Lakes Area Music Festival summer camps in Brainerd
K-5

Metropolitan Opera Auditions Singer Awards

Metropolitan Opera Auditions District and Regional
N/A