The Danielle Victoria Music Foundation, a newly founded non-profit based in Phoenix, has partnered with the Musical Instrument Museum, funding tuition for seven children attending MIM Summer Camp: Around the World.
The camp offers four weeklong sessions, running June 1-26, and is open to children ages 6 through 13. Each session is inspired by MIM’s unique Geographical Galleries and offers a wide-selection of culturally themed hands-on activities. Through dancing, singing and playing instruments, the campers will gain a greater understanding of the role music plays in our lives.
Even at a young age, brainchild and 16-year-old founder of DVMF, Danielle Victoria recognized a decline in arts education in Arizona schools, according to a press release. What started as a school project of recording her own piano renditions, quickly blossomed into a desire to give back to the Arizona community.
Since launching in March, DVMF has already funded seven scholarships to the MIM summer camp, according to the release. This is the first step of many for DVMF in accomplishing its mission of providing music education to Arizona’s underprivileged students. Through future donations and proceeds from Ms. Victoria’s music sales, the foundation is hopeful it will be able to offer need-based music scholarships for years to come.
“I’m excited to see my vision for the foundation finally becoming a reality,” stated Ms. Victoria in the release. “If the foundation is able to change just one child’s life, it will all be worth it.”
Hoping to inspire, and be inspired, Ms. Victoria plans to visit the camp several times this summer to perform for the campers and share her passion for music with younger generations yearning to become musicians.
For more information about DVMF, and for details about how you can donate, please visit www.dvmusicfoundation.com.