ProMusica Arizona is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $3,000 from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. According to PMAZ’s Executive Director Yvonne Dolby, the grant will support the continuing efforts of PMAZ’s combined chorale and orchestra to provide diverse and creative programming for the Greater Phoenix Area. Now in its 11th season, PMAZ is a non-profit, multi-generational organization that offers unique opportunities for performers and audience alike in concert venues throughout the area.
Arts Commission grants are awarded through a competitive public panel process. The grant to PMAZ signifies that the panel recognized the organization’s community outreach for performers and audience members, creative programming, high artistic quality, and fiscal responsibility. PMAZ has a combined performance unit of almost 100 instrumentalists and singers ranging in age from 16 to 80. The grant will help support the upcoming season, which includes Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Joyous Noel, Video Games Live, and Haydn’s Creation. According to Dolby, “This grant is an important achievement for PMAZ. We want to offer opportunities for performers to learn and grow, and to provide musical events that appeal to a wide range of audience members. Our season this year is very dynamic—it incorporates elements of Broadway, traditional, classical, and experimental—a challenge and an opportunity.”
Arts Commission grants are funded through the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission’s mission is to create opportunities for all Arizonans to participate and experience the arts.