Get Nia to Berklee College of Music

$7,951 of $33,107 goal

Raised by 37 people in 8 months
Created October 9, 2017
At two years old Nia would sing her apologies to me whenever she got into trouble. She's been singing ever since and her dream is to study at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts. We have deferred to September 2018.

Nia lives on the island of Montserrat and is the first young talent to be accepted at the prestigious school. Her goal is to study vocal performance and film scoring and we need your help for her to make it.

Through the Montserrat Foundation set up by the late Sir George Martin to benefit the children of Montserrat, Nia has gained valuable theory and practical experience in song writing and live performance.

She's a four-time champion of the COGOP Original Song and Performance Competition SongFest.  Nia is a sort after vocalist for national events and she is  currently lead singer with Pulse, a band which began in high school.

We need to raise US$ 33,107.50 to cover her first semester expenses.
Spring 2018 tuition - $20,765
Room & Board - $9090
Student Fees - $610
Health Insurance  - $1325
Mandatory software - $1,317.50 (tax included)

The funds are needed by May 30 in order to complete her paperwork in time for the Fall 2018 semester.

Please help us to exceed our goal so we can cover the additional fees for receiving the funds via this platform. Your support will take her dream to the next level and I say thank you.

Nia's Mom
Nerissa Golden
Montserrat, W.I.
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One of our contributors to our fund so far has been the Sir Howard Fergus Scholarship Fund on Montserrat. On Saturday, Dec 16, they hosted their annual fundraising. Nia and I were able to attend and she sang two of her favorite covers for them.
We are so grateful to the fund board and all of the people who attend annually as their giving helps to make the dreams of artists come true.
Thank you for giving.
Sir Howard Fergus and Nia
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I recently discovered that the nephew of my favorite drummer Fred York has also been accepted to Berklee College of Music for the Spring semester.
He needs to raise 30K and cannot do it without you. Jabari York is a multi-talented musician from St. Maarten, where Nia was born. His primary instrument is steel pan. He's a rapper, producer, singer and songwriter.
Here's his campaign - https://www.gofundme.com/4u276s0
Thank you for helping both of these young people reach their goals.
2 Caribbean Talents with the Same Dream.
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Here's a lovely cover of Sam Smith's One Last Song to get your Monday going.
Thank you for giving and for spreading the word on the campaign to #GetNiaToBerklee.
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I can confidently say that Ed Sheeran is right up there with Bruno Mars on the shortlist of singers Nia wants to see live and sing a duet with.
Here's her latest cover of Ed Sheeran's Perfect. Be sure to leave her a comment on her YouTube channel and share.
We will have an update soon on getting Nia to Berklee. Thank you for continuing to give.
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Raised by 37 people in 8 months
Created October 9, 2017
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