YerazArt is a Boston, USA-based 501 c(3) non-profit organization with a mission to nurture, support and promote young musical talents from Armenia through assistance with professional development, scholarships, instrument donations and the organization of concert tours.
HOW WE DO IT
- Master Classes - The YerazArt Master Class Program allows participating young musicians to work directly with internationally renowned professors and performers. Master classes provide students an opportunity to perform for highly skilled, professional musicians and to receive personalized, constructive advice. They are believed to be one of the most effective tools for professional development.
- International Competitions - YerazArt offers financial and administrative support to talented young Armenian musicians wishing to participate in select international competitions. These competitions provide necessary exposure to a wide base of industry professionals and resume building experiences for each participant.
- Professional Networking - Through YerazArt’s advisory board and staff, young Armenian talents get access to a large network of music professionals and academicians in Armenia and North America. Each deserving YerazArt student will benefit from careful direction in order to gain admission into the best music schools and to make sound career decisions.
- YerazArt believes that for the most talented musicians, personal financial constraints should not stand in the way of them seeking higher education in music. As such, YerazArt has implemented a talent/need-based scholarship program for students wishing to pursue their studies in Armenia.
- YerazArt also provides a limited number of scholarships to enable exceptional students to attend auditions at renowned conservatories abroad.
Instrument Donation Program:
- To alleviate the financial burden on music schools in Armenia, and to promote the pursuit of academic excellence, YerazArt occasionally donates instruments to select institutions in Armenia for use in musical instruction.
- YerazArt also provides assistance with the purchase of new instruments to a limited number of talented young musicians struggling with economic hardships.
Through the YerazArt Young Musicians from Armenia Tour Program, our Yerevan-based advisory board selects a handful of deserving young musicians to participate in a YerazArt-sponsored concert tour that takes them to different cities across the United States and Canada. The aim of the YerazArt Tour Program is twofold:
- To give participants an opportunity to gain concert experience outside of their region while also instilling self-confidence to reach their individual potential.
- To share and promote the cultural wealth and talents of Armenia among a diverse audience of music enthusiasts and professionals.