An ambitious project to inspire and create common ground for music students in communities throughout the United States
The World That We All Deserve Through Music asks a challenging question: Where does music go from here? Today’s youth grow up listening to popular music that is increasingly distant from the music they study in school, and we watch audiences for classical music decline in the concert hall. Is there a common solution to both problems?
The World That We All Deserve Through Music is the lifeline between great art and young, excited musicians. By fusing the sounds of today’s culture with the integrity of classical music, we are giving a new generation the tools to become and to stay inspired.
This program is available at little or no cost to schools that may lack the funding to purchase new music or bring in high level artists. Benefits of receiving the program may include a piece written for a specific ensemble at a selected school, a residency with Ranaan Meyer, access to additional pieces in the program at no cost, and videography of the session.
If you are interested in helping to fund this program and expand its reach to your area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our page at Fractured Atlas, our fiscal sponsor for the program.
The World That We All Deserve Through Music is supported in part by Play On, Philly! and a grant from the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter.
Sample The World program with Mad World, a track for string orchestra. All of the percussive noises in this piece are generated on string instruments and through stomping and clapping.
We are extremely proud to partner with Play On, Philly! for this unique project. From the moment we sat down with POP CEO Stanford Thompson and Artistic Director Kathleen Krull, we realized that something special was in the works. POP has seen a meteoric rise in the arts culture of Philadelphia, making a first-class arts education available to children in troubled and underserved neighbordhoods at no cost to them. Thanks to their research into the communities in greatest need, their talented and dedicated faculty, and their vision for a better Philadelphia we are able to reach the schools that need this music the most. Our partnership includes sharing Ranaan's experience performing over 800 outreaches with POP's faculty of Teaching Artists, working with the gifted and incredible students of POP (who will perform these works in concert), and Ranaan's prolonged involvement in the communities of Philadelphia. We are thrilled to work with such an important organization as our Community Partner.
James Falconi presented us with a challenge - 10 days to write a grant proposal and find a way to partner with an organization in the community to make this project come alive! We were able to condense our beautiful vision into a concrete plan to change the world - to make it the world we all deserve! We are very grateful for their support and counsel in making this project a reality.