Help Elijah Study at His Dream Schools

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Raised by 30 people in 4 months
Created March 30, 2019
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For as long as I can remember, it has been one of my greatest dreams to live and study music in NYC as I aspire to become a world renowned classical pianist and pedagogue. I was recently accepted into two of my dream schools which are two of the nation's top programs: Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University. I went through being homeless for almost a year after I graduated with my undergraduate degree from the historically black university Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach in 2017 in efforts to pursue my dream but I believe it is all worth it and with faith and determination anything is possible. School starts this August, leaving 3-4 months of time to raise enough funds to allow me to study at these amazing programs of which there is a dual-degree program between the two schools for two Master's Degrees within a 3 year period. I have been passionate about music since I started in the 7th grade in 2007 in Freeport, Bahamas. I have discovered early on what I would like to do for the rest of my life and I know that I have a voice that needs to be expressed! Please help me realize my dreams of studying at these phenomenal institutions which will open up many doors of opportunity, resources and a wealth of networks and allow me to study with the best musicians, pedagogues and students/artists!
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In aid of raising money to attend my dream school, Manhattan School of Music, I will be conducting two benefit concerts!!

Starting tomorrow, July 26th 2019, tickets will be available at Freeport Box Office locations to my Piano Benefit Concert in aid of my studies at Manhattan School of Music!

My first concert will be August 13th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m at the Church of Ascension, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

(You can purchase tickets online for Freeport's concert here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elijah-stevens-piano-benefit-c…)

I will then make my Nassau debut on August 18th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

(You can purchase tickets online for Nassau's concert here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elijah-stevens-piano-benefit-c…)

See flyer for ticket prices and box office locations. (Note that Nassau's Box Office locations will be active beginning August 1st, 2019)

Please help me realize my dreams by sharing my flyer and video! Thank you!
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Guess who emailed me yesterday? The legendary Olga Kern!! Wow! Wow! Wow! Initially the school told me that because of her concert schedule she would not be able to have me in her class. As always, I'm never the person to just accept what I'm told so I reached out to Ms. Kern myself and she spoke to the chair of the piano department herself to make sure that I'm in her studio for my Masters in Music Degree! Dreams really do come true! I have watched this lady for years and have been a true fan! To this day I've watched her recording of Rach 3 at the 2001 Van Cliburn Piano competition (which she won and up until that point there hadn't been a woman who had won the Gold Medal in 30 years!) over 200 times! I know when I learn and play this piece, it will be very special for me. She and I share the same favorite composer, Rachmaninoff and I've always admired her passion, singing ability, technical command and artistic flare at the piano. She is one of the great concert pianists of our generation and I am so blessed to be working and studying under such greatness! What's incredible is everything so far, including this, I've literally dreamed about and God has shown me multiple times which I've written down and have the time stamps to prove it! When God speaks to you, you must step out on faith and obey God's word even in spite of what you see! Above all, you must work, which is the part of faith that people ignore. Even the scripture says faith without works is dead! Both my faith and work are relentless and as a result I experience God's manifestation and abundant blessings! I'm so thankful God has chosen me to live this kind of life and it's amazing how you can come from nothing and grow into everything! It also a blessing to be inspiring the millions of people around the world who have seen my story and who will see it in the years to come. It's time to work like I've never yet before and really cultivate my gift! Carnegie Hall, here I come!

#NeverTakeNoForAnAnswer #BelieveGodsWordsDespiteWhatYouSee #LivingMyBestLife #DreamsDoComeTrue #SufferingDontLastAlways #Piano #ClassicalMusic #ConcertPianist #BestTeacher #Greatness #BahamasToTheWorld
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Please view Now This News' video of my inspirational journey on Youtube here:
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Instagram: Bookof_Elijah
Facebook: ElijahPStevens
Youtube: Elijah Stevens
Twitter: ElijahStevens
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