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Szymon Rywalski College Fund

$8,310 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 8 months
My name is Szymon Rywalski and I come from Wejherowo, a small town in northern Poland. I play the horn (sometimes called French horn) and music is my whole life. My parents are both musicians: my mom teaches clarinet and my dad is the conductor of the Boarder Guards band.

In spring I was accepted into the college/conservatory program at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, where my horn teacher would be Ms. Denise Tryon, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and one of the finest horn pedagogues in the world. Studying with Ms. Tryon would be a dream come true.

In addition to accepting me into the program, Peabody has offered me a $40,000 merit scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The bad news: total cost of attending (tuition, room and board, etc.) is $68,653.

I am working hard to piece together the remaining funds needed for me to attend, but $28,653 is a totally overwhelming sum for my parents and me. And, as a foreign student, loans are not a possibility. This is why I am asking for your help.

Please take a moment right now and contribute whatever you can. I need to raise at least $12,000 by the end of August in order to start school in the fall.

Meanwhile, here is a short piece for you to enjoy from a rehearsal before a brass competition where I was one of the top prize winners:

https://youtu.be/3P0CI2u_6g8?list=PLhZCzX1YRp8SoEBzahhWSKbUp4y9Hoz5y

There are also other recordings on this channel.

You can also check a playlist with recordings of my high school orchestra where I was playing:

https://youtu.be/bxhrgCyl6Og?list=PLhZCzX1YRp8Q9o9tOyscW_SkHnUY2at-e

Thanks for any help you can offer!
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Hello, it's Szymon Rywalski here.

A big thank you to all people who decided to donate! I really appreciate that! We reached 50% of a goal! It is really amazing and makes me so happy!

I already bought a ticket to Baltimore. It's still hard for me to imagine that in a month I will be there and I will have a chance that I thought that I could only dream about. But it's happening and this is all because of people who were that generous to help me!

I am in Switzerland now, playing on streets with my friends and trying to raise as much money as I can for Peabody. Every dollar counts and I will work hard for them!

I know that I still need some money, but I believe that with your help it is possible to make my dream come true.
Baltimore - I am coming!

Szymon Rywalski
On streets of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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I got my new visa today! It was really stressing but went really well.
Meanwhile, the fundraiser is still going and I am really thankful for every donation I recieved. It really means a lot for me!
Szymon Rywalski
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