The North American Saxophone Alliance

Seed Grant

The North American Saxophone Alliance’s Professional Development & Engagement Committee invites applications for Seed Grant support for projects that advance the saxophone and/or promote the instrument in the wider world that will occur between September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2025. We welcome and encourage projects that involve all musical styles (including interdisciplinary work) and include people of underrepresented identities.

Seed Grant awards provide up to a $300 stipend. Grants may be used at the discretion of successful applicants to cover such expenses as travel, printing, operational costs, or, in the case of collaborative projects, small honoraria.


Any individual applying for a NASA Seed Grant must be a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance. The project must have demonstrable value to individuals or groups beyond the applicant. Preferably, the project will have value to a wide body of saxophonists or will promote the saxophone within communities.


Priority will be given to projects that have the potential for continued positive impact. All applications should include:

A Project Narrative of no more than three pages, single spaced, in at least a 12-point font, with 1” margins should address the following:

  1. Program Goals and Objectives—Describe the project. Outline all goals and objectives with details for how they will be accomplished. What makes this project worth funding?
  2. Need—Describe the target audience for your project and how the project will benefit this population & the saxophone and/or saxophone community.
  3. Additional Funding Sources—Outline any other current or potential sources of funding for the project.
  4. Applicant’s Background Relating to Project—What skills do you possess that will allow you to successfully complete the project?
  5. Project timeline—Include a list of projected key dates for the completion of the project.
  6. Itemized budget–Include an itemized budget describing how the grant funds will be used.

All applications are due on July 31, 2024 before 11:59pm. The 2024-2025 awards will be announced by September 1, 2024.

Application Link

Follow-up project activities

Prior to August 31, 2025, recipients will submit a brief (2-3 page) report of the project’s activities and outcomes.

About NASA

The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
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