Support Music Scholarships for Mexican Youths

 
$12,152 $2,848
Raised Remaining

Summary

Arquetopia will provide structured classical musical training to talented but marginalized youths in southern Mexico. The music program will be a permanent, high-level and international cultural showcase that will also prepare serious young musicians for future scholarships and career opportunities.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Mexico has a long musical tradition jeopardized by poverty and a distinct lack of investment in the arts and education. As a result, thousands of talented youths are marginalized, without access to music education in or outside of public schools. Although Mexico has strong cultural traditions, it is virtually invisible in the classical music world. Puebla and Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, are rich in the wind-instrument musical tradition but also two of the poorest states in the country.

How will this project solve this problem?

Students involved will receive continual high-level music instruction, developing self-esteem and skills in communication; cooperation and teamwork; concentration; mathematics; setting and meeting goals; as well as increased likelihood of graduating from high school; educational and professional connections in music locally and internationally; a broader understanding of local and extended Mexican culture(s) and cultures abroad; and a safe, inclusive, and productive outlet for their free time.

Potential Long Term Impact

The success of this music program spreads to other fine musical organizations in Mexico, raising the enrollment and level of talent in the music programs of universities. The series of free concerts held in various spaces ensures welcome access for thousands in Puebla and Oaxaca regardless of financial status. It creates a sense of pride for Mexico also bringing unique and positive recognition in the national and international classical music community to a country presently underrepresented.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,152
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,848
Total Funding Goal: $15,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Christopher Davis

Puebla, Puebla Mexico

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