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Worcester Chamber Music Society Receives $5000 Grant to Benefit Urban Youth

Thursday, December 04, 2014

 

Worcester Chamber Music Society (WCMS) received a $5000 grant award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council on December 1 for its program entitled Neighborhood Strings.

The garb comes from Massachusetts Cultural Council’s newest program SerHacer (To Be, To Make) which is a new Creative Youth Development program inspired by El Sistema model adapted by Venezuela and other countries worldwide.

The initiative seeks to support music making ensembles in the community to help children achieve and improve academically.

Neighborhood Strings is a free strings program currently run by WCMS in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood with the focus of forging strong relationships with urban youth in order to give them a creative outlet and hone lifelong leadership and disciplinary skills.

For more information on Neighborhood Strings please visit WCMS’s site or contact Tracy Kraus, Executive Director at 508- 217- 4450 x1. 

 

Related Slideshow: Worcester Music Awards 2014 Nominees + Winners

Winners in BOLD

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Best Blues/R&B Act

 
  • A Ton of Blues: WINNER
  • Gov’t Surplus
  • Ten Foot Polecats
  • Valvatross
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Best CD

 
  • Scarecrow Hill – Between the Clock and the Dice
  • Ashley DeyJ – Lonely Girl Dreams
  • Kim Jennings – Here Now
  • Atlas – Tiger Lily: WINNER
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Best Club DJ

 
  • DJ Reckless: WINNER
  • DJ B-Lo
  • DJ Jack Frost
  • DudenGuy
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Best Country/Americana Act

  • Girls Guns & Glory: WINNER
  • Ashley Jordan
  • Glenn Stewart
  • Bobby Hogan & Sugar Creek
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Best Cover/Tribute Band

 
  • Heavy Horses
  • Gov’t Surplus: WINNER
  • Dope Slap
  • The Dead & The Damned
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Best Female Vocalist

 
  • Jesse Fair – Dope Slap: WINNER
  • Jessica Siera – Mongrel/Affliction
  • Ashely DeyJ
  • Jillian Ross – On the Cover
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Best Male Vocalist

 
  • Tylor Monroe – Scarecrow Hill
  • Derek Varnum – Gov’t Surplus: WINNER
  • Dale LePage- The Manhattans
  • Tony Tester – Tester
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Best Hardcore/Metal Act

 
  • The River Neva
  • Scarecrow Hill
  • Thurkills Vision: WINNER
  • Fuel of War
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Best Jam & Grove Act

 
  • The Phreaks: WINNER
  • Gov’t Surplus
  • Fennario
  • New Pond Fondle
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Best Jazz Act

 
  • Joe D’Angelo: WINNER
  • Dale LePage
  • Russo Brothers Jazz Quintet
  • Jazzed Up
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Best Live Act

 
  • Flock of A**holes: WINNER
  • Tester
  • Heavy Horses
  • Scarecrow Hill
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Best Live Venue

 
  • Lucky Dog Music Hall
  • Ralph’s Diner
  • The Palladium: WINNER
  • The Raven
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Best Up & Comers Act

 
  • Hot Boiz
  • Test of Time
  • Save Ends
  • Ashley DeyJ: WINNER
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Best Pop Act

 
  • Oilhead
  • Hero on Hold
  • American Dreamers: WINNER
  • A King in Wait
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Best Radio DJ

 
  • Nick Noble – WCIN
  • Brad Auricchio – CNEU
  • Gerg Anidem – Indie Scene Radio
  • Mistress Carrie – WAAF: WINNER
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Best Punk/Pop-Punk Act

 
  • Mongrel: WINNER
  • American Verse
  • The Numbskulls
  • Grandview
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Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act

 
  • Day One: WINNER
  • Ariez Onasis
  • Slacker Kingz
  • Nyne West
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Best Rock Act

 
  • Hot Letter
  • Tester: WINNER
  • Minka
  • Sparhawks
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Best Solo/Acoustic Act

 
  • Jon Short
  • Andy Cummings
  • Ricky Duran
  • Cara Brindisi: WINNER
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Local Band You's Most Like to See Reunite

  • Carry the Zero
  • Affliction
  • Trebek
  • Seven Hill Psychos: WINNER
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Sexiest Musician

 
  • Cara Brindisi: WINNER
  • Jesse Fair – Dope Slap
  • Chest Rockwell – Cougar Bait
  • Dezi Garcia
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Best Electronic Act

 
  • Transdusk
  • Herra Terra
  • Cougar Bait: WINNER
  • Max XD
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 Music Station Most Supportive of Local Acts

  • WNRC 97.5
  • CNEU Radio
  • WAAF 107.3
  • WICN 90.5: WINNER
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Band with Best Groupies

 
  • Cougar Bait
  • Flock of A**holes: WINNER
  • Tester
  • Affliction
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Best Cover Art

 
  • Mongrel – Reclamation
  • Atlas – Tiger Lily: WINNER
  • Scarecrow Hill – Between the Clock and the Dice
  • Thurkills Vision – For the Sleeping
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Best Local Music Festival

 
  • Disc Jam
  • Paulie’s NOLA Jazz & Blues Fest
  • Music Fest at Wachusett Mountain: WINNER
  • Shrewsbury Street Walk & Rock
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Lifetime Achievement

For significant contribution by an individual to the local music scene as a whole

 

  • Duncan Arsenault
  • Joe D’Angelo: WINNER
  • Tony Soul
  • Joe Zupan
 
 

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