Phoenix nonprofit funds Musical Instrument Museum scholarships

The Danielle Victoria Music Foundation, a newly founded nonprofit based in Phoenix has partnered with the Musical Instrument Museum, funding tuition for seven children attending MIM Summer Camp: Around the World.

Even at a young age, 16-year-old founder of DVMF, Danielle Victoria recognized a decline in arts education in Arizona schools. What started as a school project of recording her own piano renditions, quickly blossomed into a desire to give back to the Arizona community.

Even at a young age, 16-year-old founder of DVMF, Danielle Victoria recognized a decline in arts education in Arizona schools. What started as a school project of recording her own piano renditions, quickly blossomed into a desire to give back to the Arizona community.

The camp offers four weeklong sessions, runnin through June 26, and is open to children ages 6 through 13. Each session is inspired by MIM’s Geographical Galleries and offers a wide selection of culturally themed hands-on activities.

Through dancing, singing and playing instruments, campers 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. 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. 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 Danielle’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,” said Danielle Victoria. “If the foundation is able to change just one child’s life, it will all be worth it.”

Hoping to inspire, and be inspired, Danielle 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.

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