Music Making in Italy

Hello everyone, Justin and I need your help!

We have been provided a once in a life-time opportunity to attend the Schlern Music Festival in Italy. We are working on applying for scholarships to cover tuition, but we are in desperate need of help with transportation.  With a small donation, you can help us get one step closer to Italy. REALLY, anything helps!! The money raised here will go towards the purchase of round trip plane tickets for both of us.

A little background on us:

We both grew up in Laredo, TX and participated in orchestra programs (Melissa, violin and Justin, cello) from middle school to high school. We both have music degrees from Texas A&M International University and will be graduating from West Texas A&M this August with a Master's in Music. 

Below is a quick description everything offered at the festival. 

Schlern Festival offers an intensive three-week program in disciplines including piano, violin, viola, cello, and voice.  We will have the opportunity to study with world famous artists, perform with them side-by-side and meet them in a non-formal atmosphere. These experiences will help us raise our professional level and further our careers. We will take 6 private lessons, have the opportunity to attend 30 concerts, participate in a chamber ensemble, receive chamber music coaching, attend and participate in masterclasses, travel to Padova, Venice, and to Alpe di Suissi, and receive entry-level language classes in Italian and German.

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Due to increase of ticket price, we hope to make our purchase in May.


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