Grantees

Funded as a microgrant, the Musical Story Slam was an opportunity for Curtis students to expand their public speaking skills in addition to their creativity as story tellers.  By telling stories about music and tying them into pieces that were performed, students learned how to be  comfortable speaking to an audience and found new and amusing ways to think about music as well as engage audience

Silverclutch Games is a publisher of original tabletop games that offer fun, challenges and engaging stories for hobbyists and casual games.  They are easy to learn with simple, engaging rules and fast actions.   Its first game, Beneath Nexus,  is an asymmetrical dungeon crawling card game for 3 to 6 players.

R. Hyde Guitars creates Bass guitars that combine visual beauty with exceptional sound and ergonomics. An alumni of the University of the Arts Industrial Design program (’13), Ryan Hyde formed his company to produce a distinct line of Bespoke Bass Guitars that fuse modern and classic design while satisfying the stringent needs of modern musicians.

Duende consists of musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music and dancers from BalletX, the group performed in small unconventional spaces, produced a series of pop-up concerts to develop new funding models, commissioned new works by prominent young composers and put on two fully staged productions at the Performance Garage.

Founded by a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music, Coded Sounds is a music production company that works with independent songwriters and musical artists to create powerful, current, and marketable recordings of their songs and facilitates the distribution and marketing through targeted social media campaigns.