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Help Daniella Hope Transition to New York

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Artist Name: Daniella Hope

Musician; Singer-Songwriter; Poet; Actor: Dancer; Limitless. Stepping. Into. Her. Power. Day. By. Day.


Bio: Daniella Hope is from the South Side of Chicago where she began her career in the Chicago Children's Choir through which she was able to perform around the world in places including Italy, South Africa, and India. She was a proud participant of Gallery 37, a performing arts space for teens, where she performed in the HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble. She has worked with artists including Chance the Rapper, and performed alongside artists including Bobby McFerrin, Sweet Honey and the Rock, Al Greene, Kurt Elling, and Yo-Yo Ma. A recent graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory, Daniella received two degrees from the institution and became the first person to graduate with a BM in Jazz Voice from Oberlin Conservatory. Recently, she was a part of, FORCE!, a libretto in three-acts created and directed by Anne Martine. In the fall, she will attend Manhattan School of Music to pursue her Master of Music in Jazz Voice.



My name is Daniella Hope and I am an artist from the South Side of Chicago on her way to the Big Apple in the fall! I am excited to continue my journey in graduate school at Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where I will be furthering my study of jazz voice and performance.


It has been one of my childhood dreams to move to New York and uncover more depth within myself!


I am grateful to have been able to save up money during the pandemic as I worked during the school year as an assistant History Teacher and will be using said funds for my move and rent.


I received a scholarship from MSM but I am still short of $13,000 for tuition (which does not include fees, and other expenses).Therefore, I am asking for your assistance; I will need at least $30,000 to cover all my expenses.


The money raised through this gofundme will be used to help cover the remainder of my tuition, other educational fees, health-insurance, food, and transportation. It will also provide me peace of mind to focus upon my goals alleviating the stress and anxiety over my finances.


Any contribution is greatly appreciated!


If you value and appreciate Black women and the contributions we make in society, I invite you to donate; if you consume music by Black people and you are not Black I invite you to donate; if you use music to feel and heal I invite you to donate. If you are blessed with excess financial freedom, I invite you to donate. If you cannot give monetarily; thoughtful, intentful words of encouragement and affirmation as well as sharing this gofundme with others would be greatly appreciated. Your contributions will help me thrive as an artist.


I recently visited HAJI, a wellness shop in Bronzeville, Chicago, and their message to all is “thriving is our resistance.”


Thriving is MY resistance. I do not claim the “starving/struggling artist paradigm” any longer and thus I am doing something that makes me uncomfortable but is necessary for my evolution: reaching out to my community.


I am offering an incentive portion starting at those who donate at least $50.


$50 1 vocal lesson


$75 2 vocal lessons


$100 Thank you song


$200+ (personalized singing grams; 30-45 sec)


*I appreciate you for getting to the end of this description!



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Daniella Pruitt
Chicago, IL

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