Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale to Receive $10,000.00 Grant from the National Endowment for

Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale (GSC) has been approved for a $10,000.00 Challenge America grant award entitled Music for Rural Montana. This project will provide a tour of educational chamber concerts to tribal lands of Northwest Montana and underserved rural communities. The goal is to provide enriching experiences in communities and education districts where involvement with the arts has been limited, and in many cases entirely absent. The Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale project is among 168 projects across America totaling $1,680,000 that were selected to receive fiscal year 2022 funding in the Challenge America grant category.
This program will extend the service area of the GSC over one hundred miles from their home base in Kalispell, into geographically isolated towns in rural sections of Northwest Montana. The chamber concerts will outreach to teachers and students who are struggling to recover from a year of isolation and limited personal interaction.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from the Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale that help support the community’s creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale in Kalispell in is among the organizations nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being, and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”
“The GSC believes that positive experiences in the culture of music are essential and should be an integral part in the lives of young people,” stated Germaine Jarvis, GSC Education Coordinator and NEA Challenge America Grant Project Manager.
For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit For more information regarding the Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale, please visit

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