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Applications open for alumniVentures

September 28, 2010

In June 2008, Dean Robert Blocker of the Yale School of Music announced alumniVentures, a bold and innovative program that provides grants to the School’s alumni for projects that best follow one simple but transcendent criterion: to advance the cause of music.

Schools providing grants to its own alumni are rare in the world of higher education. In explaining the inspiration for alumniVentures, Dean Blocker said, “Since coming to Yale in 1995 I have been inspired by the many ways our alumni advance the cause of music. Knowing how many musicians sacrifice financial security because of their passion for music, I wanted to assist and acknowledge some of these extraordinary contributions to our art. The program I envisioned was one where we could reconnect alumni to the School through their work as musicians and assist them by using part of the annual fund for these awards.”

The deadline to apply for a 2010-11 alumniVentures grant is fast approaching. Applications are due by 12:00 pm EST on Monday, October 4.

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Update: deadline extended to Monday, October 4.