I have performed in the Lone Star Youth Winds, the GDYO (Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra) Wind Symphony, as well as the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Additionally, I have had the honor of being a Texas All-State musician and a 1st place performer in Texas Music Teachers Association piano competitions. I have also worked in masterclasses with the principal bassoonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and currently take lessons from the ex-principal of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and founder of bassoon company, BocalMajority.
I recently auditioned for the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp and was accepted into their orchestra program. Interlochen has graciously given me financial aid; however, due to my family's financial situation, I am not able to pay the full tuition. I'm starting this GoFundMe in hopes of being able to raise enough money to pay the rest of my tuition so that I can attend this camp. This camp would be a memorable experience for me and would definitely be a step in the direction of pursuing my dreams. If I raised the funds to pay for my tuition, I would have the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in Michigan working with renowned conductors and performing 6 concerts of amazing repertoire. More information on the camp itself can be found here: http://camp.interlochen.org/repertoire/wyso
Edit: Payment for my full tuition is due on May 1, so my campaign will remain live. Any help you can provide, whether it be through donating or spreading word, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and your thoughts!
- Steven Ding
Organizer and beneficiary
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