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Mr. Carrera from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please! Help Me With My Repertoire!

My students need 27 books, offering a collection of vocal chamber and solo pieces.

  • $546 goal

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I am writing this proposal for my high school vocal students that participate in our Intermediate and Advanced Choirs. Our high school serves a large urban area and has a high percentage of students that are low-income.

Many of our students are highly interested and motivated in their study of vocal music. One of the major obstacles that my students face is the reality that they cannot afford private music instructors. We have many talented students who often cannot afford to purchase the music that they need to reach higher levels of success. As a result, our music program must provide them with appropriate music and opportunities to experience and learn high quality vocal repertoire. If our program does not provide our students with these learning opportunities, it is possible that they will never be able to experience significant success at music festivals and college auditions.

We need resources to build our student repertoire library. We want our students to have access to great works of vocal music that they can listen to and learn for festivals, solo contests and college auditions. This will result in significant academic benefits to my students. Many of them are interested in pursuing the study of music at the college level. We need a music library that my students can use to select music that they think is exciting, compelling and appropriate for their level of learning. Participating in varied musical settings with standard high quality repertoire will be a great help to my students as they strive to be successful in their musical endeavors.

You can make a difference in the quality of the learning of my students. Please consider being a partner in their learning through building the resources that they will use to be highly successful in vocal music. Giving my students access to these vital and important resources will make a significant difference in how they experience music at the high school level. This will push them to higher accomplishment and have positive effects on their higher education. Your impact will have a direct influence on their musical development for years to come.

Mr. Carrera
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Favorite German Art Songs, for Low Voice, with CD: (The Vocal Library Series): (Sheet Music) Created by Hal Leonard Corp. • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Advanced Tenor Solos George Shirley • Barnes and Noble $22.48 1 $22.48
24 Piano Transcriptions of Classical Masterpieces: From Orchestral, Operatic, Vocal, & Chamber Works Robert Schultz, Contribution by Tina Faigen • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
24 Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: For Medium Low Voice, Book & CD Package: (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 1723-B): (Sheet Music) Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Contribution by John Keene, Created by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation • Barnes and Noble $7.82 1 $7.82
24 Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centures: for Medium High Voice, Book & CD Package: (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 1722-B): (Sheet Music) Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Contribution by John Keene, Created by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation • Barnes and Noble $7.50 1 $7.50
The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Created by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Standard Vocal Literature: An Introduction to Repertoire Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Richard Walters • Barnes and Noble $11.31 1 $11.31
First Book of Tenor Solos Created by Hal Leonard Corp. • Barnes and Noble $7.45 1 $7.45
Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol 1: Medium High Voice Jay Althouse (Editor), Don Besig, Marta Cole • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Selected Songs for Solo Voice and Piano Robert Schumann, Stanley Appelbaum (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
First Book of Baritone/Bass Solos Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Created by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40
The First Book of Soprano Solos, Part II: (Sheet Music) Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Created by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection -- 10 Spirituals for Solo Voice: Medium High Voice, Vol. 1 Mark Hayes • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Favorite German Art Songs, for High Voice, with CD: (The Vocal Library Series): (Sheet Music) Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Created by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation • Barnes and Noble $13.46 1 $13.46
The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano Solos/Alto Solos, Vol. 2 Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Created by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation • Barnes and Noble $11.01 1 $11.01
15 American Art Songs: Low Voice: (Sheet Music) Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Gary Arvin (Editor), Gary Avin (Compiler) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Franz Schubert - 15 Selected Songs (Low Voice): The Vocal Library - Low Voice Franz Schubert • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection -- 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice: Medium High Voice, Book & CD Mark Hayes • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
15 American Art Songs: High Voice: (Sheet Music) Created by Hal Leonard Corp., Gary Arvin (Editor), Gary Arvin (Compiler), Catherine Bringerud • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Singer's Library of Arias: High Voice Patrick M. Liebergen, Patrick M. Liebergen (Editor), Arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Singer's Library of Arias: High Voice Patrick M. Liebergen • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Singer's Library of Song: High Voice Patrick M. Liebergen (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $26.95 1 $26.95
Singer's Library of Song: Low Voice Patrick M. Liebergen (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $26.95 1 $26.95
Young Ladies, Shipmates and Journeys: Baritone/Bass Book/CD Pack Hal Leonard Corp. • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
15 Recital Songs in English: Low Voice, Book/CD Hal Leonard Corp. • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Classics for Two: 12 Masterwork Duets from the Renaissance through the Romantic Era Patrick M. Liebergen (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Classics for Two: 12 Masterwork Duets from the Renaissance through the Romantic Era Patrick M. Liebergen, Sally K. Albrecht • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65

Materials cost

$393.39

Vendor shipping charges

$39.34

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$447.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.27

Total project goal

$545.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$545.96

9 Donors

-$272.97

Donations toward project cost

-$223.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.13

match offer

-$272.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$223.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.14

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$0.00

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