Send Jessie to the Romero Institute

I have the opportunity of a lifetime to spend 8 days studying with the first family of the classical guitar, the Romeros.  I need to raise money  to fly to Oklahoma City and to cover tuition, and room and board.

This opportunity, the Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute, is sponsored by Oklahoma City University.  I will attend daily master classes and receive a private lesson every other day.

This guitar festival will also give me a glimpse of a university guitar program of which I am very interested in being a part.

I am a student in the Harrison School of the Arts guitar program, a guitar program that has achieved national recognition.  As a member of that program I have had the opportunity to be a part of the Florida Music Education Association All State Guitar Ensemble, a which involves a rigorous and highly competitive audition process.  I have also received a Superior With Distinction rating on the FMEA Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessment for both my solo playing and for the playing of my Harrison guitar ensemble.

The cost of the classes is $1099 for registration, $300 for lodging, and $270 for the meal plan. To that total of $1669 I will need to add some money for airfare to Oklahoma City.  I need these funds before the May 29 deadline for payment in full.

I would like to express my deepest appreciation in advance to all who will help me attend.  I am so grateful to all who will make this possible.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessie Thurman 
Poinciana, FL
Sarah Thurman 
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