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Help send Marina to Songfest
$1,900 raised
95% of $2k goal
11 contributors
4 Years running

My name is Marina and I have been singing classically for almost ten years.  I began singing musical theatre at a young age but moved onto classical music in highschool.  I will be graduating from the University of Toronto this month with a Bachelor of Music in voice performance, where I have been studying with Canadian soprano Monica Whicher.  Singing is not just a hobby for me, it is my life.

The next steps in my career involve participating in Young Artist programs to gain networking connections while still growing and learning as a performer.  I have recently been accepted into the Young Artist program at Songfest and plan to spend a month in residency to attend masterclasses and perform.  This program will help me meet people in the industry while enriching my love of music and helping me grow as an artist.  Attending this program will be a great step in my career plus it will be a truly inspirational experience. 

The money raised will go directly to the tuition costs.  It will help me pay for lessons, masterclasses with professionals, and living costs.  

Overall, I would like to lift some financial burden from my parents.  They have supported me endlessly in my musical journey (emotionally and financially), while paying their own bills and supporting my sister.  They have done so much for me and I would really appreciate your help to see them less financially strained. Doing programs like these also mean everything to me right now at this point in my career.  All I want to do is sing because it's what I was meant to do. 

Here is the link to my Soundcloud stream which features recordings from my recitals

Poster for my third year recital (2014). Poster from my graduating recital.

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