First Round of 2020 NEA Grants Announced

The National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of its first round of 2020 grants, and Chorus America is honored to be the recipient of a $90,000 award. We are also excited to see many of our partners and choral organizations represented in the list of awarded grants, including:

American Composers Forum

Apollo's Fire

Barbershop Harmony Society

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Cathedral Choral Society

Chicago A Cappella

Chicago Children's Choir

The Crossing

Handel & Haydn Society

Los Angeles Master Chorale


One Voice Mixed Chorus

Oregon Bach Festival

Pacific Chorale

Santa Fe Desert Chorale

Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus

Seraphic Fire


The Washington Chorus

Washington Performing Arts

The Women's Chorus of Dallas

Overall, 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million to organizations in every state in the nation—as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico—will provide Americans opportunities for arts participation. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support grants throughout the entire country that connect people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment Chairman Mary Anne Carter. “These projects provide access to the arts for people of all abilities and backgrounds in both urban centers and rural communities.”

The NEA's full announcement can be found here.