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

Student-led project

We Need More Opera!

We need 55 Opera Repertoire Books for our student library.

  • $1,127 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

My students are excited to be involved in building their student library. When they enter music contests and prepare for college auditions they need to learn opera arias and art songs. This kind of music learning prepares them well for learning at the college level.

Many of my students cannot afford to take private lessons outside of the school setting. If my students are going to experience music at a high level, they need to be exposed to great music experiences within our choir program. This includes maintaining a students' music library that my students can use to borrow music that they are interested in learning. My students love to stand by the student music library and browse through the music. Many of them come during their lunch period to find pieces that they want to learn. When they need to learn a piece of music for a solo contest or college audition, they love to grab a book and hear some of the songs that interest them. When new music gets added to the student library they are very excited. They know that the music is there for them to use. The library is organized and maintained by students and is a vital tool for them as choir students.

The most important thing about this project is the process that goes into learning difficult performance music. Learning opera and art songs involves a lot of one on one learning. Students who are successful need to pay attention for the thousands of details that need to be mastered to succeed at a high level. Students who are interested in learning at such a high level need to be encouraged to set high goals. If they are successful in this kind of learning at the high school level it will set them up for great learning experiences if they decide to continue their study of music at the collegiate level.

In Their Own Words

The goal of the this project is to promote learning that is partly directed by students. We love the music library! We are interested in organizing and maintaining a collection of music that we can use for the various projects that take place throughout the school year. We are interested in collecting a wider selection of music that will meet our different needs.

This project will give my friends and me a chance to share ideas about some of the cool pieces of music that we have worked on. Interacting with other choir students that are interested in singing great solo and small ensemble pieces is encouraging. It is good for us as students to motivate each other. Our teacher does a great job of pointing us in the right directions. It will be great to see my fellow choir members and me taking steps to advance our music interests.

I have been part of the choir for four years. I have seen students perform great music at concerts and performances. Our student library is such an important part of our success as choir members. One of the greatest challenges is that we have very little access to this kind of music outside of the school setting. I know that providing students with these kinds of school resources is a great part of the music that we will learn in our high school experience.

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

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
28 ITALIAN SONGS & ARIAS OF THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES - IN 5 KEYS • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
American Arias: Soprano • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
28 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries: Based on the Editions by Alessandro Parisotti Medium Voice, Book/ • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
American Arias: Tenor • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
American Arias: Mezzo-Soprano with online audio • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh: Low Voice [Songbook] • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
American Arias: Baritone/Bass • Amazon Business $29.69 1 $29.69
The First Book of Solos Complete - Parts I, II and III: Baritone/Bass • Amazon Business $25.74 1 $25.74
The First Book of Solos Complete - Parts I, II and III: Soprano • Amazon Business $25.53 1 $25.53
The First Book of Solos Complete - Parts I, II and III: Mezzo-Soprano/Alto • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
The First Book of Solos Complete - Parts I, II and III: Tenor • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Anthology of Italian Opera: Mezzo-Soprano • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
G. Schirmer American Aria Anthology: Mezzo-Soprano • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Anthology of Italian Opera: Tenor • Amazon Business $20.73 1 $20.73
Anthology of Italian Opera: Baritone • Amazon Business $20.70 1 $20.70
Anthology of Italian Opera (Bass) • Amazon Business $20.25 1 $20.25
28 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries: Based on the Editions by Alessandro Parisotti High Voice, Book only • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
28 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries - Medium Low, Book Only: Based on the original editions by Alessandro Parisotti • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Anthology of Italian Opera: Soprano • Amazon Business $19.84 1 $19.84
Arias for Soprano, Volume 2: G. Schirmer Opera Anthology • Amazon Business $17.56 1 $17.56
36 Solos for Young Singers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The New Imperial Edition: Accompaniment CDs Soprano Songs • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Mezzo-Soprano Songs, New Imperial Edition • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
The New Imperial Edition: Accompaniment CDs Baritone Songs • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
The Deep River Collection - High Voice (Vocal Library) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
The Deep River Collection - Low Voice: Ten Spirituals for Low Voice and Piano (Vocal Library) • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Easy Songs for the Beginning Soprano: With online audio piano accompianment (Easy Songs for Beginning Singers) • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Arias for Soprano: G. Schirmer Opera Anthology (G. Schrimer Opera Anthology) • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Easy Songs for the Beginning Tenor with online audio • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
First Book of Baritone/Bass Solos - Part III • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
The First Book of Soprano Solos • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
The First Book of Tenor Solos • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
24 Italian Songs and Arias: Medium High Voice (Book, Vocal Collection) • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
24 Italian Songs and Arias: Medium High Voice (Book, Vocal Collection) • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Arias for Baritone: G. Schirmer Opera Anthology • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
The Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano Solos Part II: Book Only • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
The First Book of Soprano Solos - Part II • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
The Second Book of Solos - Part II: Baritone/Bass (Vocal Collection) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
24 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries: Medium Low Voice - Book with Online Audio (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Arias for Tenor: G. Schirmer Opera Anthology • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Arias for Bass: G. Schirmer Opera Anthology • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
First Book of Soprano Solos - Part III • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
The Second Book of Baritone/Bass Solos • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias: For Medium Low Voice • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
26 Italian Songs and Arias: An Authoritive Edition Based on Authentic Sources [Medium / High] (Italian and English Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Second Book of Soprano Solos Part II: Book Only • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Easy Songs for the Beginning Baritone/Bass with online audio(Easy Songs for Beginning Singers) • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
The First Book of Baritone/Bass Solos • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
The Second Book of Soprano Solos • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05

Materials cost

$914.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$957.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$169.03

Total project goal

$1,126.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,126.85

3 Donors

-$561.66

Donations toward project cost

-$478.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.75

match offer

-$563.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$478.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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