Tatyana-DeJah has applied to attend Ithaca: Digital Music Production this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Performing Arts
North Star Academy
Newark, NJ
Successfully funded on June 2nd, 2016!
Fully funded!
$1,580 raised
$0 to go
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Tatyana-DeJah's Story

My passion is music.

I discovered that I love to sing and anything related to music at the age of seven. I realized after listening to music from Whitney Houston and Beyonce. I seem to have found a stronger passion for it after my grandmother died when I was young because she was the person who told me if you find a passion, never let it go because it can lead you do great things. I want to write songs because I want to make music that can lead to meaning something in someone's life. I want my music to be the song that a person picks up, not because it will make money, but because they know my music means something to them.

I believe that by attending Ithaca Digital Music production, it will point me in the right place to start my journey into singing and song writing. This program will allow me to express myself in the way I know I can through music, just like Tori Kelly, Madison Beer, Jack and Jack, Charlie Puth, etc. They can help me begin writing a song. I can prove to people that I can be someone even if I only know that I can be someone who can make a difference in the world.

A Note from Ms. Dean, Tatyana-DeJah's Teacher

Tatyana is passionate about music. She has a beautiful voice and her love of singing and performing always trumps her fears. She is determined and focused and doesn't let anything stand in her way. She would greatly benefit from a program targeted to help her pursue and grow in her abilities, as well as expand her horizons in the world of music.

Even with a new and limited Performing Arts program, Tatyana always pursued any and all opportunities to learn, grow and expand her ability. She was courageous to take a chance and perform in a new, unknown show due to her love and passion for singing. Even though she has limited resources and access to lessons, she was always inquiring about possibilities, even creating her own. It would be amazing to see what she could do with actual structured lessons and programs!

Campaign Activity
Tatyana-DeJah posted an update
August 1
My Summer Experience at Ithaca: Digital Music Production

The experience I had at Ithaca College was amazing. I was able to meet all different people from different places. I was able to be more active and expressive than I am at home. I began to see how to manage time between classwork, activities planned by the college, and plans I made at the spur of the moment. I was given the responsibility of getting ready for classes and learning how to live with a roommate I knew nothing about before this trip. I meet a great group of people that I consider some of my best friends. Even though I loved my classes I've realized that I'm better doing vocal techniques than I am with computer work with music. My class has taught me that when it comes to music you have to see both sides of the table, the producer's and the musician's. This program has made me more ready to go to college and makes me want to pursue a college education even more. Thank you so much for helping me go.

P.s I tried to attach photos but every time I tried to click it deleted my paragraph and not allowing me to attach them so I am sorry.

Tatyana-DeJah posted an update
June 8
Excited for Ithaca: Digital Music Production

I am going to be participating in the Ithaca: Digital Music Production program this summer. I am really excited to be joining the program because it will give me the time to make music and meet new people who are just as passionate as me to make music or songs that send a message to people in world saying that it is okay to be yourself or to not to let the world or society's ideology get to you. I believe everyone is perfect in your own way because God never makes mistakes. I chose this program because I love making music and singing. It is my way of expressing myself to others using music as my outlet. I believe that participating in this program will help me decide on whether or not I want to major in music at college. I can't wait to meet people who will support me in my decision and meet a group of people I can depend on to help me when I need it, and push me in the right direction.

Success! Ms. Dean helped Tatyana-DeJah raise $1,580
June 2
Anonymous donated $51
June 2

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $51

Adjoa Darien donated $10
June 2

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $10

Anonymous donated $500
May 27

I believe that you will do amazing things! Go get it girl! :)

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $500

Shamika Edwards donated $30
May 12

I loved my time as an undergraduate at Ithaca College. Just wanted to give you a chance to appreciate how amazing the campus & community are!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $30

Uncommon Summer 2016 Campaign donated $100
April 25

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Student Contribution donated $199
April 25
Ms. Dean started this campaign
April 25
Tatyana-DeJah was accepted into Wishbone!
January 29