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Scholarships & Outreach
Kelly Haines received a 4-year Collegiate Scholarship to attend the Eastman School of Music. After graduation she returned to Las Vegas where she currently teaches at Pinecrest Academy Cadence and performs with the Desert Winds and the Alientos Wind Quintet.
Liam Mansfield received a 4-year Collegiate Scholarship to attend the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana where he graduated in Violin Performance. Following studies in Berlin, Liam recently won a permanent full-time position with the violin section of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
Raja Patel received a handcrafted viola from FAYM to pursue a career in music performance.
Angel Scotch received a handcrafted cello from FAYM to pursue music at UNLV. He is now in his 5th year pursuing a degree in music education and studying cello with Dr. Andrew Smith and Jeremy Russo.
Krzysztof Rucinski from Poznan, Poland received FAYM assistance to attend the Eastman School of Music followed by graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in violin performance. He is now a permanent member of the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Alexander Prior has benefited from FAYM's connections to assist his career as a conductor. Alex has been Chief Conductor of the Edmonton Symphony in Alberta, Canada and is now the new music director of the Erfurt Philharmonic in Germany.
FAYM students and their families had a chance to meet Josh Groban after a performance in Las Vegas and ask questions about being a famous artist. Josh's "Find Your Light Foundation" made a very generous contribution to FAYM following the visit.
Renowned Contrabass Virtuoso
"What FAYM has accomplished in helping young artists and exciting an awareness of the benefits of musical training in the community is nothing short of remarkable. I cannot imagine how my career in music would have been possible without the support and encouragement of mentors the likes of FAYM. I consider it a privilege to support this organization because its recipients of FAYM's mission will undoubtedly bring enrichment and beauty to all the lives they touch. FAYM's fame is spreading like wildflowers. Thank goodness for that!"
Daughter of conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein
"FAYM is about so much more than learning a musical instrument. It's about giving kids a chance to see themselves as worthy, capable, and beautiful and that in turn helps them become the wise, compassionate, citizens of tomorrow who will make this world a better place."
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