I am seeking donations to help fund my participation in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Vocal Program this summer! (here is the link:http://www.bu.edu/cfa/tanglewood/program/yavp/
) Only 50 or 70 kids from around the world are accepted into this prestegious musical program every summer, so this is an incredible honor and opportunity for me- however, it is extremely expensive.
Since it is a six week summer program that hires the best musical instructors from around the world, the price for the summer is $6,660, not including other expenses such as recital/performance attire and spending money.
Unfortunately, I may not be able to attend the program without financial assistance. My mother is a single mother trying to balance the daily financial struggles as well as a daughter attending college in the fall, a son with special needs, and myself. My mother is an amazing woman that says she will do all that she can to make this trip possible to me, but I do not want that to have to include sacrificing the things that my family needs.
This rigorous musical adventure will help provide me with the foundations necessary to pursue a career as a professional opera singer, and the donations be part of making that happen. I cannot thank you enough for your consideration and generosity!
Any and all donations are extremely appreciated!
Francesca Lionetta, 15 years old
Here is a video of the audition that got me accepted into the program (just so you have some idea of who you are helping). Enjoy!