Awarded to: Lara B.
The Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra gave community performances to build a Tuition Assistance Program for promising musicians.
Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra“Thank you again for granting SSYO with funds from your program. I was excited to get the grant and SSYO will put it to use soon.
“I am hoping that the impact of my grant award will be to have other young musicians in the area join SSYO with the help of a scholarship. It would be nice for a family to have help with the tuition for our program and let them make a choice for their child to play with a great orchestra. It would also be good to have this fund available for current members of SSYO whose family is having financial trouble.
“Membership with SSYO is rewarding for all of its members. It helps musicians strengthen their skills and many of our members go on to play in college and professionally. Our recent graduates auditioned and were accepted at Crane School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Hartt School of Music, Ithaca College and many more.
“SSYO brings benefit musical concerts to the community. We help other non-profit groups such as the Challengers and the Saratoga ARC raise funds for their organizations by appearing as entertainment for their dinners and programs. We just finished our current season at the Dressage Festival at the Saratoga Racetrack to benefit SARC. It was great fun and for a good cause!”