I’ve spent half my life working toward my dream profession—performing opera in Europe. My journey involves both my undergrad and graduate degrees in vocal performance, several lead roles, and, most recently, second place in the NATS Cal-Western region competition for my division. My next step takes me to the other side of the world: participating in a summer music program in Europe.
This is more than a childhood dream—it’s an important step in my career. While American opera singers must travel, many European opera houses offer long term contracts that allow for greater home stability. As a future mother, this would allow me to focus on family while also pursuing my passions and allowing my talents to thrive.
Located in Novafeltria, Italy, this summer program would not only allow me to learn and perform a lead opera role, but would facilitate creating professional contacts that would make my transition into the European scene possible.
Program tuition costs $5,952. Further donations help cover travel and living expenses.
Words cannot express how grateful I am to all of those who have supported and will continue to support my career. I never thought I would be given the opportunity to follow my dreams as a performer, and that opportunity only exists because of loving friends, family, and supporters like yourself.
It is the thought of your support and confidence in me that gives me the courage and ability to perform. It is you I carry with me onstage.
- George Durham
- David Dee
- Julie Rencher
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