Markell's PreCollege Summer Program

My name is Markell Montgomery. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana, I attend Warren Easton Charter High School as a junior, and I attend NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) Conservatory as a jazz musician. My aspiration in life; to become one of the greatest music producers that ever lived. I've loved music since I was very young. I started playing music in the fifth grade in the school band, and the joined an after school program called the Roots of Music. The Roots of Music was founded by Mr. Derrick Tabb and Ms. Allison Reinhardt -- both who which have been two of my many mentors. This after school program opened many doors for me and gave me many great opportunities, e.g., receiving a role in HBO's television series 'Treme', sending me to Pasadena, California and Washington D.C., and giving me a great musical experience overall. From there I auditioned for NOCCA, a high school arts conservatory, and got accepted into the 'Jazz' discipline. I also studied with Grammy winning music engineer, Chris Finney, at Tulane University in New Orleans. I helped produce of a production called Shorty Fest that starred Trombone Shorty and featured many musical guest. This year -- my junior year in high school -- I plan on preparing myself for college. My plan is simple, though; go to college, recieve my Bachelor's Degree in Science in Music, start my career as quickly as possible. I started as early as last summer to pick my colleges carefully. One of my choices was NYU Steinhardt. NYU has this great music producing program, and I think that this college would be a great choice for what I want to do -- music producing. NYU also has a great summer program called the Summer Institute of Music Production Technology. This will be the perfect way to get my foot in the door at NYU. The program, though, costs $3,762 with an application fee of $50. I am trying to raise money in order for me to be able to reach my goal and achieve my vision. I ask you to help me reach my goal, and together we can achieve this vision.

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  • Stephanie and Chuck Bachman 
    • $400 
    • 71 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 72 mos
  • Ash S.  
    • $10 
    • 72 mos
  • Kelly Watson 
    • $50 
    • 72 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 72 mos
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Organizer

Markell Montgomery 
Organizer
New Orleans, LA
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