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Help Me Purchase a Professional Violin

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My name is Mahalia Hernandez. I am a 17-year-old violinist and one of the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI) fellows. I am also a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) and Lincoln Park High School's Chamber Orchestra.

My parents exposed me to classical music when I was a baby and I picked up the violin when I was four years old. In recent years, I’ve devoted myself to music and I'm currently under the direction of Mr. Davis King. In addition to pursuing a career as a violinist, I aspire to promote diversity and accessibility to classical music.

Currently, I’m preparing for college auditions. It is paramount to acquire a quality violin to support my efforts in getting accepted at a reputable school of music. With that said, I am reaching out to you and your organization for financial support.

Please share or donate. Any amount of support is truly appreciated!


Mahalia Hernandez

February 2023
My Mentors:
Violinist Natasha von Bartheld (left) - Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music
Violinist Khelsey Zarraga (right) - Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

May 2013, elementary school recital


  • Gregory Lennon
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anna Ramirez
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
  • Urszula Zawadzki
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Brian Jablo
    • $75 
    • 1 yr
  • Ellen Bernabe
    • $250 
    • 1 yr


Mahalia Hernandez
Chicago, IL

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