Voices of Gotham & Empire City Men's Chorus wins 2015 NYC–DCA Cultural Development Fund Awards

I'm pleased to announce that Voices of Gotham and Empire City Men's Chorus, two community choruses I perform with; and contribute my time as both a Communications Designer, and as a member of their grant writing teams; have both been appointed as FY2015 awardees of $5,800 grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund.

These awards represent a significant achievement in my development work for community not-for-profit arts organizations, as the highest level of grant award monies I have been able to procure through my writing and/or arts management consultancy to date.

Voices of Gotham has won support for their KINGS OF NEW YORK Concert Season, with two concerts, and their Tin Pan Alley Barbershop Quartet Contest, all featuring new barbershop music by VoG's Arrangers' Lab, including Matt Gallagher (Assistant Conductor, NEWSIES, THE BOOK OF MORMON); Adam Bock (of Hollis Brown); and Josh Erlich (of Uncle Jesse; Arranger for the 2014 FringeNYC Encore Award Winner, Broadway Theatre Studio's THE IMBIBLE).

Empire City Men's Chorus has won support for their OF LIFE & TRANSFIGURATION Concert Season, a six-performance season featuring a Holiday 2014 concert centering around modern composer David Conte's A STABLE LAMP IS LIGHTED, and a Spring 2015 concert featuring music inspired by the transgendered experience, and led by Interim Artistic Director Vince Peterson (Artistic Director of acclaimed professional choral ensemble CHORAL CHAMELEON).