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In its most recent awards cycle, the National Endowment for the Arts has given $400,010 in grants to arts organizations and individuals in Maryland.

In Baltimore, recipients are:

Johns Hopkins University: $15,000 for the program of scholarship aid at the Peabody Conservatory and $20,000 for a series of one-hour radio programs with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Zinman; Center Stage: $135,000 for the 1994-'95 season; The Soundprint Media Center: $7,000 for the Radio Residencies project; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation: $23,000 for a program that funds interstate residencies for visual artists; Maryland Art Place: $5,000 for a critics' residency program; Museum for Contemporary Arts: $15,000 to support an exhibition; Maryland State Arts Council: $53,000 for arts education programming and $59,800 for a statewide touring arts program.

Elsewhere around the state:

The Puppet Company in Glen Echo: $7,500 for the 1994-'95 season; Writer's Center in Bethesda: $22,170 for literary services and programming during the 1994-'95 season; the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society in Columbia: $10,000 for the reading series and outreach program; University of Maryland College Park: $8,000 for the program of scholarship aid of the National Orchestral Institute; Charles County Community College: $2,040 for the 1994-'95 "Connections" reading series.


Auditions for the 1994-1995 season of the Children's Theater Association are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Barn Theater on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. Applicants must be at least 22 years old and able to tour schools during daytime weekday hours. For details, call (410) 225-0052.


The Tokyo String Quartet will begin the 1994-'95 season of Shriver Hall concerts at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Other performances, held on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, are: pianist Ursula Oppens at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19; the Bachmann-Fridman-Klibonoff Trio at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3; baritone Hakan Hagegard, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15; Musicians from Marlboro, at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 ; a cello recital (to be announced) in March and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio at 7:30 p.m. April 9. For details and subscription information, call (410) 516-7164.


Second Presbyterian Church has announced its free community concerts for the 1994-'95 season:

Pianist Awadagin Pratt will perform at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25; Morgan State Choir at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16; program by the Peabody Prep at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13; a program of music, dance and drama with the Towson State University Early Music Ensemble and Baltimoriss Dancers at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11; Concert Artists of Baltimore at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

Also, flutist Emily Controulis at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19; Russell C. Wonderlic Memorial Vocal Competition at 2 p.m. Feb. 25; Columbia Pro Cantare with Second Presbyterian Choir at 3:30 p.m. March 12; Dalihapa Ensemble at 3:30 p.m. April 23; vocal recital by winner of the Wonderlic Competition at 3:30 p.m. April 30; benefit choral concert with First English Lutheran and Second Church choirs at 3:30 p.m. May 14, and pianist Rachel Franklinat at 3:30 p.m. June 11. For details, call Margaret Budd at (410) 467-4210.

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