I am so excited to let you know that through national auditions, I have been accepted into the 2014 Taos Opera Institute, a pre-professional summer opera training program in the beautiful Taos Ski Valley of New Mexico. I will attend TOI during the month of June and will receive daily instruction from voice teachers and coaches with international experience. I will also enjoy dramatic training, language coaching, special sessions addressing performance strategies and psychology, master classes led by esteemed guest artists, and daily fitness and strength training. This program is a crucial step in my artistic development and will help prepare me for successful auditions this coming fall and into the future.
However, in order to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, I need to raise money to cover my tuition and incidentals, which amounts to about $3,000. If you can help with a donation, I invite you to sponsor me with any amount you can give - $25, $50, $100, or even the change in your pocket! Every little bit helps.
Along with your donation, you will receive FREE admission to a recital and reception I will be putting on when I return! I look forward to showcasing what I've learned at TOI and thanking you in person for your support! Dates and location to come :)
If you would like to lend your support you may make a donation here on GoFundMe. If you wish for your donation to be tax deductible, you may write a check payable to "Taos Opera Institute" with my name in the memo line and I will send the check directly to the TOI offices. This money will be added to my TOI account and you will receive a donation receipt for your gift.
If you have any questions at all on how to make a donation - or if you just want to say hello! - feel free to contact me by clicking on the "Contact" button in the shaded blue area below. For more information about the Taos Opera Institute program, please visit www.taosOI.org.
I cannot imagine my life without music, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my dreams. Love and blessings to you all!
With warm regards,
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