BENEFITING: Norman Holland-Hull Instrument Library
Music has been identified as a particularly powerful tool for personal growth and empowerment, and we believe that wealth should not be the determining factor in a child’s development as a musician. We provide each student with the necessary tools to gain admission to the nation's top universities and music conservatories:.private lessons, the use of quality instruments, chamber music instruction, tuition for youth orchestras and summer music camps, and mentoring from our accomplished staff. We currently support eight young musicians, but plan on growing. We can support these first eight from the resources we presently have, but we can't expand this program without your support. Our progress so far: We have currently accepted eight youngsters into the program, ranging in age from 10 to 16. Some are home-schooled and others attend public or charter schools. Our students have demonstrated not only ability, but personal drive and discipline. Even after only one year in our program, our students have been accepted into America’s top summer music festivals and have received grants and awards for their performance! Each of them promises greatness with the right amount of backing from the Primavera Fund. The average cost per student, per year, is $15,000. We hope to grow until we can serve thirty students at a time. These students come from families who fully support their potential, but recognize that without us, it is only the stuff of dreams. Examples include a fourteen-year-old violinist, one of eight special needs children adopted or fostered by a single mother and a fifteen-year old violinist whose entire family income is less than $24,000 per year. Your contribution will go a long way to helping these deserving childrens' dreams come true!