Italy Opera Program Experience

This is a dream come true opportunity that I don't want to miss!

I'm a 19 year old vocal performance major at Samford University who hasn't had much experience with professional shows or performances in general and today I was offered the chance to sing a role as Gherardo in the Opera Gianni Schicchi in a summer program in Italy. The name of the program is the "International Opera Performing Experience" or IOPE for short.

A professor I just finished working with at UCF told me that someone had dropped out and there was a spot open. I've never heard such amazing news in my life. I was so thankful to be considered for the part, but I was emotionally conflicted, because my heart says YES YES YES! but my financial siutation screams NO NO NO. This would mean the world to me if I could take up the chance to do this program this summer.

I would use this money to pay for the tuition of the program, my flight to and from Italy, and  for housing while I am there in the country. The program is from July 7 - August 6th. I would be so grateful to everyone that donated and I would love to have another push forward towards my dream of singing professionally.

Donations

  • Stephanie Copeland  
    • $75 
    • 48 mos
  • Wanda Kinsey 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 48 mos
  • Edna Harlac 
    • $10 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer

Terrence Parkes 
Organizer
Orlando, FL
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