Genres Music

Dances of the Diaspora

Phillips, Robert

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Several composers who each come from different countries and who have left their native lands will each compose a solo classical guitar work in a dance rhythm from their homeland. Read More

The Lazarus Rose

Rael, Christopher

Year Grant Awarded: 2011

Centuries-old Sephardic Jewish songs arranged and performed by contemporary world music chamber ensemble with instruments from India, Andalusia, Turkey, string orchestra and a chorus of soaring voices, a diasporic experience in the age of technology. Read More

1-interactive, pop “Zoom-style” video concert and educational Seminar-meeting for a school.

Saturday Night Bath Concert Fund

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

We went back to Five Acres school in Altadena virtually in March 2021. The kids danced, learned about our instruments, and a first for us, played musical chairs! On behalf of the youth of Los Angeles, our ensemble and organization, thank you for your support since 2018. Read More

One interactive, 7-professional-musician popular music concert and educational presentation, at a continuation high school that provide inspiration for at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area.

Saturday Night Bath Concert Fund

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Saturday Night Bath Band (leader + 6) produced and performd one, interactive, 2-hour concert (6-hours total including clinics) at a school, providing access to live music performance, history, and composition creation for at-risk-students who have had little or none before. Read More

1-interactive, 8-professional musician popular concert and education for schools in the Los Angeles area.

Saturday Night Bath Concert Fund

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Saturday Night Bath Band produced and performed a live 50-minute concert with musical instrument clinics for Alonzo Continuation school. This provided access to popular music performance and education, specifically our brief instrument descriptions, and their current and past famous performers. Read More

The Extraordinary Ordinary Lives of Atheists (2014)

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

People are interviewed about their everyday lives, their routines, passions, family, and hobbies. These interviews are collaged with sound & music to make audio portraits of people from all walks of life (who happen to be atheists). Read More

Music Therapy with Children Rescued from Child Trafficking or Living in Migrant Shelters in Tijuana

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

I provided weekly music therapy sessions to 15 children living in a safe house who have been rescued from trafficking rings. I also provided weekly music sessions for 30 youth being sheltered in Tijuana while awaiting reunification with their families or aproval of their asylum petitions. Read More

Shepherdess Released Debut Album in 2022!

Shepherdess Duo

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Shepherdess Duo released our self-released debut album,'tinker, tailor', on Friday, December 24, 2022. This album features all new works written for and recorded by Shepherdess Duo in 2021 and 2022. Composers include: Annika Socolofsky, Paul Pinto, Luis FernandoAmaya, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, natalie b Read More

The Universal Drum


Year Grant Awarded: 2018

The Universal Drum is an experimental work that explores the harmony of Deaf and Hearing worlds through drums. This piece integrates new music, drama, and American Sign Language (ASL) poetry that can be experienced by Deaf and Hearing audiences alike. Read More

QUEENS of Queens: Women of Woodside

Singh, Rashmi

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Modern Day folk songs composed by award-winning singer-songwriter, Rashmi, celebrating local heroines of Woodside, Queens. Read More