Shahane's Musical Dream

An aspiring pianist, Shahane is a sixteen-year-old girl from Armenia who currently attends the Komitas State Music Conservatory in Yerevan, one of the most prestigious music schools of Armenia. She was previously a student of the Vanadzor Art School, a well-renowned Armenian music school directed towards younger students at the primary school age. Shahane has participated in major competitions, such as the International Competition of Pianists. She competed against piano students from Russia, Latvia, Georgia, Persia, and Kazakhstan, earning a diploma for her musical ability. Shahane also performed alongside the Chamber Orchestra of the Vanadzor City Hall at a concert hosted by the Vanadzor School.

Not only was Shahane accepted into the Komitas Conservatory, but she also received a scholarship for the four years she will be attending the school. She and her grandmother are living together in an apartment in Yerevan, however, they need around $200 a month for living expenses. 

I'm trying to raise $8000 because that's how much money she'll be needing to pay these expenses for the next four years. I'm hoping to raise all the money she'll need within this year.

Every dollar makes a difference! I would appreciate it so much if you can donate to this cause - even a couple dollars would help. I would love for Shanane's dream of becoming a pianist to come true, especially since receiving education in Armenia can be expensive. As someone who also plays the piano, I want to see her succeed as a pianist and pursue her passion. 

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you all donate!
  • Parseh Abjian  
    • $5 
    • 25 mos
  • Liz Kelly 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Hasmik Gharibjanian 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Armine Alyanakian  
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Herand and Anoush Abnous 
    • $200 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lara Hairapetian 
Newport Beach, CA
Elena Hairapetian 
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