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“Let your sound be the instrument that builds better societies and your voice the guidance for those who look with an open heart an opportunity to grow and share the purest essence of their being”
~ Samuel Vargas
Elena Kolbrek (ED) Tours Guatemala for OSJI Summer Camp
Elena Kolbrek (Executive Director) has been touring Guatemala to teach chamber ensembles and prepare recordings for the OSJI Closing Concert, which will be premiered in September. This project is an expansion of the annual OSJI Summer Camp...
SVIMF Provides Donations
The students of Professor Mileyde Valera, the violin chair of the José Maiolino Conte Conservatory of Music in Coro, Falcón state, Venezuela, received an important donation of strings and other accessories from the Samuel Vargas International Music Foundation International Foundation...
Celebrating One Year Partnership
This August marks one year of partnership with Beats and Books of Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. SVIMF is extraordinarily proud of this program which whole-heartedly continues to support the holistic growth of these students within and in addition to musical development…
‘teaching without barriers’
‘Teaching without Barriers‘ is a program where the foundation serves as a platform for educational exchange and support to other organizations. This program connects with different schools, organizations, and music programs around the world in order to create partnerships where the members of our teams help these entities to reach their goals and overcome multiple difficulties of needs.
Ambassadors are college-level music students who volunteer as advocates for SVIMF, sharing the mission and vision and leading the collection of donated musical accessories.
Student Scholars are young musicians of all instrumental backgrounds who are matched with a Mentor for a 6-month program of technical, musical, and intellectual development.
Samuel Vargas Scholars
SV Scholars, violinists who study with founder Samuel Vargas, follow an intensive and exclusive plan of study to discover the essence of their fullest being as an artist, performer, teacher, and human.
Mentors are active performing artists who volunteer to teach Student Scholars in free one-on-one, virtual lessons.
Workshops are small classes for Student Scholars focused on specialized advocacy skills and career planning.
Conferences are publicly broadcasted seminar presentations on artistic development and contextual musical knowledge away from the instrument.
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