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Please join mine."
michael jon bennett
Hi my name is michael jon bennett and I invite you to join me on my “Journey to Juilliard!”
The cool thing is Juilliard invited me to audition and I was accepted less than 24 hours later. Going to Juilliard will allow me to further develop my talents among some of the world’s best musicians and music professors.
So, I’m beyond excited! It’s a dream come true for me, but I need your help to realize my God-given gifts.
I’m a pianist, organist and composer. I love opera, Chopin and Bach. Music is my life – my passion – it is who I am and I want to share it with the world.
I can’t afford to attend Juilliard without your help!
Perhaps one day I will perform in the greatest halls -- conduct my own compositions -- and tour the world! The thought of studying classically with the best professors in the world and meeting new artists and friends in NYC – and sharing my music with the others -- is what I need right now to catapult me to the next level of creativity.
The Importance of Your Support
The reality is that due to financial constraints, and my family’s personal situation, I can’t afford to attend Juilliard without your help. My Mom and I moved from our small town of Chapel Hill, NC, to New York City to assume a new chapter – a new life with freedom to explore and live life to its fullest. The finances required to make this move are currently way beyond our means.
How Your Support will Help
- I plan to use the funds raised through this campaign for my first year of Juilliard tuition. It's a great school and . . . very expensive.
- Also, a new piano is required. The upright piano that I've had since I was four is now with a new family who has promised to use it well. My teachers have informed me that I need to upgrade to a new piano and the cost is $25,000 plus.
- I would be overjoyed if this Indiegogo campaign could be super successful, so that I could use some funds to attend the Philadelphia International Music Festival’s Summer Program in Croatia and the French Organ Music Seminar 2013
I have been invited to attend these institutes, but was unable to attend because of financial constraints. All of these are experiences that surround me with amazing professors, like-minded and gifted students who I relate to, learn from, and enjoy making and learning music together. But all these great opportunities come with many expenses.
My Thanks and the Perks of Participating
Thank you for being a part of my journey! Through your donations and by passing on the link to this Journey to Juilliard campaign to your family, friends, and music aficionados around the world - I will be able to fulfill my passion.
I am very grateful!
My “perks” allow you to join me and ride side-by side on my musical path. From receiving a personalized card from some of my favorite photographic works, to owning a pair of my “crazy music socks” that I wear when I perform -- to having a private salon musical experience – you can join me as I continue to grow musically.
There is so much you can do even if you can't contribute financailly! Please share this site with your friends.
I am grateful to those who love me – who inspire me – who encourage me to go Bold!
Join me on my Journey! It’s going be one great ride!
Check out my recent MEDIA coverage:
Classical Musicians Everywhere
News and Observer (newspaper)