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Dear Music Enthusiasts and Supporters,

I hope this message finds you well. My name is Andrea Abel, and I am reaching out to you with great passion and determination to request your support in financing my pursuit of a Masters's Degree in Music. I firmly believe that with your generosity, I can take a significant step forward in my musical career and contribute positively to the world of music.

About Me:

I have been deeply passionate about music since I was a child, and it has been the driving force behind my personal and artistic growth. I have dedicated countless hours to honing my skills as a musician, constantly seeking opportunities to expand my knowledge and refine my craft. As a recent graduate of a 5-year double degree program, I am holding two degrees - in flute performance and in Multidisciplinary Studies. from Bard College, NY.
Prior to my studies in the United States, I have studied at the Leo Weiner Conservatory of Budapest, under the mentorship of Eszter Horgas and appeared numerous times on the Bartok Radio as well as a soloist with the Budapesti Vonosok (Budapest Strings) and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. During my time at Bard, I have pursued two degrees, one in flute performance and one in multidisciplinary studies - a custom program for students who show potential and talent in multiple fields of studies - where I focused on music composition, creative writing and directing while maintaining a high-level musical education and a busy performance schedule.
It was during my time at Bard that I discovered my passion for contemporary music. While I have immense joy and many years of experience playing the classics, it was the excitement of bringing new works to life and the creative process of collaborating with composers that inspired me to pursue a career in new music. While my education at Bard was mainly focused on classical music, I have gotten to work with many excellent composers and premiered over a dozen of new works for flute and ensemble. I have had a chance to work with some of the best artists, including the Da Capo Chamber players, who are one of the top new-music groups in the United States, the Imani Winds quintet, Tara Helen O’Connor, Tan Dun, Valerie Coleman, David Krakauer, Peter Perkin and Joan Tower whom I had the honor to play her flute concerto with, accompanied by The Orchestra Now, being the first flute player to perform the piece with the composer herself conducting.
Throughout my undergraduate studies in music, I have excelled academically and have consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to musical excellence while maintaining a busy performance calendar and 3 on-campus student jobs to support my studies.

Why I Need Your Support:

Pursuing a Masters's Degree in Music is a pivotal moment in my artistic journey, as it will provide me with the necessary tools, mentorship, and resources to reach new heights in my musical abilities. However, the cost of tuition, books, and living expenses associated with this endeavor is beyond my current financial means. This is where your generous contribution can make a significant impact on my future.

How Your Support Will Help:

By supporting my GoFundMe campaign, you will not only be investing in my education but also in the power of music to inspire and transform lives. Your donation will directly contribute to covering tuition fees, purchasing essential study materials, and alleviating the financial burden that accompanies postgraduate studies. With your support, I will be able to focus my energy and time on perfecting my musical skills, collaborating with talented artists, and engaging in sharing music with a wider community.

The Future Impact:

With a Masters's Degree in Music, I will be equipped with the necessary expertise to make a meaningful contribution to the music industry. I aspire to become a renowned musician, composer, and educator, and use my skills to uplift and connect people through the universal language of music. Your support will not only propel my personal dreams forward but will also contribute to the cultural enrichment of our society.

In this pivotal moment of my musical journey, I sincerely ask for your support and belief in my potential. No contribution is too small, and any amount donated will bring me closer to achieving my educational goals. Your generosity will not go unnoticed, and I promise to honor your support by dedicating myself wholeheartedly to my studies and pursuing excellence in music.

Please enjoy some additional performances while considering your donation:

Gratefully yours,
Andrea Abel


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Andrea Abel
Cruger Island, NY

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