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Application process for 2014-2015 grants under way

The Delta Omicron Foundation has begun accepting applications for grants that will be awarded this fall. Deadline is April 30, 2014. Click for more information on the grants, or click for an application form in PDF.


Trustees meet, determine 2013-2014 grants

The Delta Omicron Foundation Inc. Board of Trustees conducted its annual meeting July 26-27. Among the agenda items were the evaluation and awarding of grants for the coming academic year. Watch this site for a list of grants awarded soon. Applications for the next round of grants will take place beginning in January 2014.

Foundation: It was a great triennial conference!

The Delta Omicron Foundation and its trustees were very much in evidence at the DO Triennial Conference in July 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Following the annual meeting of the trustees, which took place before conference started, the Foundation hosted its traditional luncheon on Friday. Speaking at the luncheon were David Macy, resident director of the MacDowell Colony, and Dr. Nickitas Demos, who received the Dr. Thor Johnson Memorial Commission from the Foundation for 2012. Coincidentally, Demos was a colonist at MacDowell in May of that year, and he gave his impressions of  his experience of working at the colony.

After the luncheon, conference attendees heard the premiere of  Demos' new work, "Rites of Passage," performed by Dr. Kenneth Long, clarinets (bass, E-Flat, and B-Flat), and Dr. Laura Gordy, piano. On the same program was the premiere of the Triennial Composition Competition winner, "Suite: in memory of Chief Joseph," by Dr. Greg A. Steinke.  The Foundation contributed half of the prize for the competition. The latter work was performed by Dr. William Scharnberg, horn, and conference accompanist Suzanne Burg, piano.  Click to view the premiere concert program in PDF.

The Foundation has announced a continued goal this triennium to support the renovation of the Delta Omicron Studio at the MacDowell Colony.  Read more about the project in a PDF flyer from the MacDowell Colony.

Click to view photos of Foundation activities at conference.

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  Our Purpose  

The Delta Omicron Foundation supports and promotes music and musicians through:

  • educational grants for music study;
  • composer commissionings;
  • awards for musical accomplishments;

  • subsidies for publications and programs promoting music; and

  • national and international music endeavors.

  The Delta Omicron Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1958 and chartered in the State of Ohio as a non-profit corporation. The foundation was established by the authority of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity for the purpose of complementing and augmenting the means and methods of reaching the objectives of the fraternity. Delta Omicron Foundation, Inc. is supported by tax-deductible donations and gifts of members and friends, and finances scholarships, grants-in-aid and awards. It promotes the extensive philanthropic program of the fraternity and supplements the Endowment Fund established in 1927.    
  Activities and Projects  

The Delta Omicron Foundation, Inc. promotes the cause of music through: