January 6, 2022
The National Alliance for Audition Support to Receive $1.95 Million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Continue to Increase Diversity In American Orchestras

Grant renews the Mellon Foundation’s support for the next three years following an initial grant of $1.8 million for the program, a partnership between the Sphinx Organization, New World Symphony, and the League of American Orchestras


DETROIT, MICHIGAN (JANUARY 6, 2022) — The National Alliance for Audition Support—a partnership between the Sphinx Organization, New World Symphony, and the League of American Orchestras—has been awarded a grant of $1.95 million by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Created in 2018, the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS) is an unprecedented national and field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras. The Mellon Foundation was the primary underwriter of NAAS with a grant of $1.8 million for the first four years. The new, increased, grant provides continued support through 2024. In addition to the Mellon Foundation support NAAS receives additional financial contributions from over 100 orchestra partners through annual dues.

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