As many of you may already know, I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. As a voice student in Dr. Sheila C. Dunn's studio, I study the classical opera and musical theater repertoires. I'm also a part of Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt's piano studio, where I am studying pieces from the classical and romantic periods.
As wonderful as these studios are, we do take the summer semesters off from study. That leaves me, as a student, in search of something to fill my summer with a meaningful, educational experience.
This past Fall, I went through an audition process for a summer program located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Ultimately, I was granted a spot in Halifax Summer Opera Festival's upcoming Opera Scenes Program for the Summer of 2014. I was so excited when I got the news, but naturally the first thing that came to my mind was, "How am I going to pay for this?" So, let me break down the costs:
-Program Tuition: $750.00
-Plane Tickets: $500.00-$600.00
-Room & Board: $1,800.00
Obviously, that's a lot of money, but when I think of the experience that this summer program is going to offer me, I know that all the work I will have to put in to raise that money will be completely worth it.
Here's where YOU come in: As my friend or family member, I ask that you take time to think about what you feel led to donate to my fund. Be it $1 or $100, I appreciate it more than you can ever imagine. If you do wish to donate, please follow the instructions on this website to make your donation.
Another way you can help is to simply keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I prepare to go to Canada. Please pray that The Lord would give me the strength I need to learn all the music that is asked of me and that He would bless my trip.
If you don't feel comfortable donating through this website, please contact me and we can discuss other options. Please know that any donations made will not be wasted, but will be put straight toward my trip to Canada. I would not be asking for your help if I wasn't taking this opportunity very seriously.
Thank you in advance for whatever help you may provide and please feel free to share this page on your social media outlets!
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