One of our alums, Akili, was always very hard working and it was clear she had the drive to pursue violin professionally. She attained high seats in youth orchestra, played concertos, and won awards and competitions. However, it wasn't until she went to a summer music program that she caught a glimpse of just where she stood on the national stage and who her future peers would be. The experience was enjoyable, challenging, and eye opening in so many ways.
Summer music programs are an essential part of any young musician's growth. Not only do they spend more time each day focused on studying their instrument, they get the chance to play with new peers and learn from new teachers. All aspects of summer programs are designed to broaden the horizon of student musicians, whether that is learning music that is more challenging than what they are used to in their home ensembles, or meeting national peers, who they will probably meet again over the course of their professional journey. In fact, relationships made with friends and mentors from these programs can easily last a lifetime.
For many Primavera Artists, their experience at a summer program is their first time out of Philadelphia or the surrounding area. It may easily be their first time traveling far out into the countryside, or living in a cabin so immersed in nature. While the experience primarily builds the musician, it certainly also contributes to the development of the whole person.
The Primavera Fund is dedicated to eliminating all cost barriers to our Artists' education, which means covering the cost of tuition, travel and even concert clothes if needed. While we do have partnerships with many organizations to share the cost of our student's tuition, we still very much need your support to produce this important offering for our students.
As a small thank you, all donors will receive a Primavera Fund sticker, and donations over $250 will receive a mug with the Primavera Fund logo!
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