The six selected “International Teaching Scholars” from Mason’s School of Music are preparing for their trip to Costa Rica in May. To help cover their transportation costs, they have created a GoFundMe page. Learn more about them and the impact this groundbreaking program will have.
The International Teaching Scholars, a partnership with George Mason University’s Potomac Arts Academy , the Mason School of Music , the Nacional Instituto de la Musica in Costa Rica, and Costa Rica’s SINEM Program, serves to unite music education and community service outreach through real world experiences. ITS participants will have both performance and teaching opportunities which will include program building and career development within under-served student populations in addition to experience playing in both large and small ensembles.
“Our goal is to demonstrate first-hand the power of music and how it can impact and transform individuals and communities,” explains the scholars. “We are excited for the opportunity to develop as professional musicians by experiencing a musical cultural exchange.”
Learn more about each of the scholars, and please consider giving to their GoFundMe campaign. It’s an easy way to be a part of the life changing arts-based work being done on a global scale!