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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

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Breaking News: President and Founder Samuel Vargas Receives First Prize at 2021 Sphinx Competition

On January 30th, President and Founder Samuel Vargas was announced the first prize winner of the Senior category of the prestigious Sphinx Competition. This prize, officially named the Robert Frederick Smith Prize, includes $50,000 as well as solo debuts with some of the top orchestras in the nation...

Sergiu Schwartz to Teach Violin Master Class for SV Scholars

Recently, Professor Sergiu Schwartz gave a livestreamed masterclass to five young violin students in the Samuel Vargas International Music Foundation. The students reside in three different South American countries, and the event reached over 1,000 viewers...

Dr. Kirsten Yon to Teach Master Class for SV Scholars

On August 6, the Head of the String Division from the University of Houston will be a guest Teaching Artist at a publicly live-streamed master class featuring the SV Scholars…

‘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.

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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

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.

Online Workshops

Workshops are small classes for Student Scholars focused on specialized advocacy skills and career planning.

Online Conferences

Conferences are publicly broadcasted seminar presentations on artistic development and contextual musical knowledge away from the instrument.

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