Connor's JUILLIARD Fundraiser

$3,110 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 16 days
Hello everyone! The deadline for Glenn Gould School has come today and they have given me an incredible deal. Today I sent in my confirmation email that I will be attending their school in the fall. They only had one opening for horn and I was chosen as their first pick. After weighing the two offers, I determined Glenn Gould to be the better option for me. I am very grateful to all my donors for their generous support! All donations will be used towards paying for my education in Toronto! My name is Connor Augusto and I am a 17-year-old horn player from a small town in Manitoba, Canada. I have been accepted to study in New York at Juilliard, the best music school in the world!  But, I won’t be able to go there without some help.  Although Juilliard has offered me a very generous scholarship, the remaining tuition and living costs will be just over $40,000 CAD per year. There are few outside grants or scholarships available to international students, and living in New York is expensive!   Coming from rural Manitoba, it is mind boggling that all of this might be possible for me. To my knowledge I am the only brass player from Manitoba to ever have been admitted to Juilliard. I have been very successful in my musical journey so far. This year will be my second year touring with the National Youth Band of Canada, and I've been accepted into the Manitoba Provincial Honour Band 8 times. In the summer of 2017, I participated in L'Orchestre des Jeunes du 150e du Canada in Ottawa, a summer program celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. I have been involved with the Winnipeg Youth Orchestras for 5 years.   I also got accepted with scholarship to the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. If I am unsuccessful in raising enough money to go to Juilliard, my top choice, your donation will help me to go to the Glenn Gould School, another great place to study. It would mean the world to me if you would donate and support my goal of getting to Juilliard! Thank you so much for reading my story. I hope that with your help I will be able to raise the needed money and make this Juilliard dream possible. 
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Hello everyone! I have some news of how my Juilliard fundraiser is going.

Today I concluded my media tour around Oakbank. You can read the articles here:

https://youtu.be/26i3kU99n1E

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=1659009&fbclid=IwAR0c2nj3gq3N3kygCiiGBRF2oaDpafBeVUe-miYDptAzXNGy9MX9MTRDOtU

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/new-york-toronto-schools-trying-to-land-oakbank-french-horn-player-508277182.html

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/connor-augusto-juillard-wso-1.5088280

Additionally, Juilliard has seen my GoFundMe and news article and are upping their scholarship offer by $5 000 USD! They are now covering $40 000 USD.

This leaves me with $36 000 CAD of expenses to come up with per year. My family is able to come up with $10 000 CAD per year and I am willing to take on $10 000 CAD per year in student loans. This is leaving me with $16 000 CAD to fundraise. This is a doable number!

Finally, my decision of going to Juilliard or Glenn Gould is coming quickly. The decision due date is this upcoming Monday, the 15th. Glenn Gould is giving me a very good offer of full tuition coverage and living expenses covered on top of that.

I will update you on my choice soon! Thanks so much to all my incredibly generous donors so far, and I hope to see you at my recital on Sunday at the Oakbank United Church.
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CBC has made an article about my fundraiser to get to Juilliard! Read here:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/connor-augusto-juillard-wso-1.5088280

Please consider donating! Every dollar helps.
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I will be holding a fundraiser recital at the Oakbank United Church with some of my friends in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra! It will be at 2pm on Sunday the 14th. Admission is by donation. 10 dollars is preferred, online or at the church. I hope you will come out to support my Juilliard quest!
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