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 is Chief Conductor of the Edmonton Symphony in Alberta, Canada and 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.