PRO MUSICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS
I am delighted to announce Pro Musica’s new Scholarship Program for Young Musicians and Singers aimed at helping gifted but needy young artists realize their professional aims and career potential. Far too many miss out on promising musical careers because they must work full time and can’t afford teachers, tuition fees, auditions, etc. We have already received substantial initial donations, so huge thanks to those of you who have stepped up to lower those obstacles for our first group of Scholarship recipients. We hope you will help us to grow the Scholarship Program so even more talented young musicians and singers can make it to the professional stage!
OUR FIRST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Beatriz Guerreo, pianist, Celaya. Studied at the Conservatorio de Música de Celaya, the Escuela Superior de Música de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and the Bel Canto Institute of San Miguel. We have made a grant to Beatriz to enable her to study as a vocal accompanist at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris for two years.
Gamaliel Reynoso, counter tenor, Mexico City. Winner, Met Opera Auditions Mexico in San Miguel, November, 2018 and Pro Musica's Voice of the Future. Sang in the Mozart Requiem at the Parroquia in San Miguel, 2018. Participant next year in the Young Artists Program at the Bellas Artes in Mexico City. We have made a grant to pay for voice and acting tuition before the Met Opera Regional finals.
Ibeth Ortiz, cellist and soprano, Guanajuato. Conductor of the youth orchestra, Orgullo in Guanajuato. Cellist in music festivals in Oaxaca, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, San Miguel and Paticos, Spain. Soloist in Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Dvorak's Stabat Mater. Opera roles include Pamina in the Magic Flute, Dido in Dido and Aeneas and soloist in Bach’s Magnigicat for the Orchestra of Querétaro. We have made a grant to Ibeth to enable her to study singing at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris for two years.
Pablo Fragoso, baritone, State of Mexico. Studying with Maestro Mario Alberto Hernández. San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto, 2017. Sang Figaro (The Barber of Seville) with Opera Tijuana, the High Priest (The Magic Flute) with Opera Guanajuato. In 2019 he will sing solos in the Verdi Requiem in Colorado, Monterone (Rigoletto) in San Miguel for Pro Musica Opera and Hortensius (The Daughter of the Regiment) for Opera Guanajuato. We have made a grant to help Pablo with on-going tutoring and visa costs for Colorado.
Efrain Corralejo, tenor, Leon. Winner, Met Auditions Mexico in San Miguel, 2018. Now studying at the Escuela Superior de Música de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Completed a two-year program of master classes with Franciso Ariaza at the Conservatorio Nacional. Roles include Lindoro (The Barber of Seville) for Opera Tijuana, Nemorino (Elixir d’Amore) in Guadalajara and Tamino (The Magic Flute) for Opera Guanajuato. We have made a grant to help Efrain with his ongoing professional tutoring and attendance at Master Classes.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
I am looking for a person to assist him in running the Scholarship Program. This is an exciting opportunity for a person with some knowledge of music and working English and Spanish to make a real difference to the lives of talented young artists. If you are interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate to the Scholarship Program to help talented young Mexican musician/singers, you can do so in any of the ways listed below. To apply for US tax deductibility or, if you donate stock, Capital Gains Tax benefits, make your check payable to the San Miguel Community Foundation. No gift is too large or too small and, if you are considering donating a substantial sum, or endowing the Scholarship Fund, or would like to discuss how you might benefit a particular individual, I would be delighted to discuss this with you personally. Email me at email@example.com.
Donations may be made by check payable either to San Miguel el Grande Pro Musica A.C. or, to apply for US tax benefits, "SMCF" (in the latter case write "Pro Musica Scholarship" on the memo line). Checks can be left at La Conexión on Aldama 3, box 59B, or sent from the U.S. to:
220 N. Zapata Hwy Ste 11
PMB 59B Laredo,