The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education (FASE, Inc.) was established by Dr. George Bornoff in 1978 to promote and develop string teachers through training, grants, and publication of Dr. Bornoff’s unique string classroom approach. After his death in 1998, FASE turned its focus to the grant and scholarship initiatives of Dr. Bornoff’s mission. Grants have been awarded to a diversity of string-related programs – including Merit School of Music (Chicago, IL), Meadowmount School of Music, Boston Conservatory, National Center of Afro-National Center of Afro-American Arts/Boston City-Wide String Orchestra, South Florida Youth Symphony (Miami), Music Makers (Madison, WI), and the Montana and Massachusetts ASTA state chapters.
Organizations are not the only FASE grant recipients. Dr. Bornoff was a teacher of teachers and endeavored to share the skills, materials and support they need to produce outstanding results in their work. FASE continues his mission with the National ASTA Dr. George Bornoff Memorial Endowment, which provides partial scholarships to promising young string teachers to attend the ASTA national conference.
Individual string teachers are encouraged to apply for professional development grants, awarded yearly with preference given to those studying classroom pedagogy.
Please note – we are suspending our grant program for a short time while we review the guidelines and application process to best serve our teachers and students. Check back this fall for updates!
The Boston City-Wide String Orchestra
The Boston City-Wide String Orchestra is an intergenerational
orchestra dedicated to providing musicians with an opportunity to
Rehearsals are once a week on Saturday morning beginning