Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Awards Sofia Carson Fellowship to Valentina García | national company

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 11, 2022–

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation ® awarded the Sofia Carson Scholarship to a 19-year-old singer and student Valentina Garcia during a special presentation with the artist in Miami. The Prodigy Scholarship (Sofia Carson Scholarship) – created eight years ago to support music education and Latin musical genres – has a maximum value of $200,000 and allows García to pursue undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music of Boston, starting this fall.

The Venezuelan native was selected by the Foundation’s scholarship committee from a highly competitive pool of hundreds of applicants from around the world. Since its inception, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation has committed an extraordinary amount of over $7.6 million in scholarships, grants, musical instruments, and educational events in the United States and Latin America.

“Year after year, we are honored and inspired by the volume and quality of scholarships from future Latin music creators determined to pursue their dreams,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy ®. “Since its inception and through adversity, our Foundation has focused on awarding nearly $1 million in scholarships each year, thanks to the generosity of artists such as Sofia Carson, who continues to solidify the legacy of Latin music and to preserve this program for future generations. .”

“It has been my privilege to witness the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation’s transformative mission to change lives through the power of music education,” said Sophie Carson, Global Ambassador for the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. “It is an honor for me to join my Foundation family in presenting Valentina with the Prodigy Fellowship. She is a bright and deserving young woman whose voice and talent have impressed us. Together, may we continue to amplify and elevate powerful Latin voices, in every corner of our world.

“Together, Sofia Carson and the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation have changed my life for the better. I am forever grateful for their generosity and the doors they have opened,” said García. “My journey has only just begun, as I am a testament to the impact the Foundation has had on the lives of Latin musicians around the world, I am determined to pay it forward and be a voice for those who need it most.”

The Foundation also announced the recipients of its annual Gifted Student Scholarships and Tuition Assistance Bursaries, which will enable 43 talented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue their studies at some of the most prestigious in the world.

Gifted Student Scholarship Recipients:

The following three students will each receive the Gifted Tuition Scholarship, worth up to $100,000, which will cover the tuition fees for four years of study at the university or college of their choice:

  • Ferran Ricoelectric bassist from Spain
  • Juan Camilo DoriaColombian tenor saxophonist
  • Alejo VillarealArgentinian electric bassist

Juan Camilo Doria’s $100,000 donation was sponsored by an international art collector, gallerist and philanthropist Gary NaderNader Museum of Art Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients:

In addition, the following 40 students will each receive the Tuition Assistance Scholarship, a one-time scholarship worth up to $10,000 towards tuition at the university or college of their choice:

Recipient

Native country

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College/University

Stephanie Acosta

Colombia

Voice

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Cintia Aguilar

Venezuela

Voice

Longy School of Music at Bard College, Boston

Luis Anselmi

Venezuela

Cuatro Venezolano

Humber College, Canada

Kobe Isai

Salcido Band

Mexico

Guitar

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Raphael Beck

by Avila Mello

Brazil

Flute

Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil

Joaquin Bonilla

Ecuador

Flute

Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University

Gabriel Braga

Brazil

Trombone

Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil

Sebastien Castillo

Panama

Piano

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Nicolas Castro Granados

Colombia

Saxophone

Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León, Salamanca, Spain

Laurent Curik

Argentina

Battery

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Arthur de Souza

Lima Scarpini

Brazil

Guitar

Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil

Abner Felipe Dos Santos Martins

Brazil

Guitar

Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil

Marien Femerling Garcia

Mexico

Piano

Manhattan School of Music, New York

Jhoely Garay

Mexico

Guitar

Manhattan School of Music, New York

Francois Garrido

Venezuela

Guitar

Amsterdam Conservatory, Netherlands

Andres Guerra

Venezuela

Guitar

The New School, New York

Maximilian Jaime

Colombia

Battery

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Damien Kopel

Argentina

Clarinet

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Marina Marchi Silveira

Brazil

Voice

Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil

Sebastian Marino

Porto Rico

Saxophone

Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music

Simon Martinez

Ecuador

Piano

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Octavio Mujica

United States

Cello

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Marcelo Murillo

United States

Battery

University of Oregon

Andres Nali

Venezuela

Percussion

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Gabriel Nieves

Mexico

Flute

Conservatory of Las Rosas, Mexico

Rafael Nocedo Gonzalez

Cuba

Piano

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Daniel Olivier

Venezuela

Voice

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Andres Felipe Palacios Rodas

Colombia

Guitar

Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Joao Vitor Aredes Martins Paulo

Brazil

Battery

Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil

Kalebe Requena

Brazil

Trumpet

Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil

Oscar Rojas

Mexico

Piano

Berklee College of Music, Boston

isaac romagosa

Spain

Guitar

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Orlando Salazar

Venezuela

Oboe

Longy School of Music at Bard College, Boston

Juan Sebastien Sanchez

Colombia

Percussion

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Joao Semedo

Portugal

Vibraphone

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Kristalis Sotomayor

Porto Rico

Flute

Boston Conservatory, Boston

Gustavo Tenes

Brazil

electric bass

Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil

Angela Varo Moreno

Spain

Violin

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Ayin Villagra-Brown

Chile

Piano

The New School, New York

Marcus Vinicius de Oliveira Figueiredo da Silva

Brazil

Bass

Royal Northern College of Music, England

ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION:

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation ® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by The Latin Recording Academy ® in 2014 to raise international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its creators to the world. world culture. The Foundation provides academic scholarships, educational programs and grants for research and preservation of its rich musical heritage and heritage, and to date has donated over $7.6 million with the support of members, artists, corporate sponsors and other generous donors of the Latin Recording Academy. . For more information or to donate, please visit latingrammyculturalfoundation.org, Amazon Smile or our Facebook page. And follow us @latingrammyfdn on Twitter and Instagram, and to the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.

ABOUT SOFIA CARSON:

Sofia Carson is a force of nature, rising to the top of everything she does with grace and style in the world of entertainment. She has forged a unique path in music, cinema, television and philanthropy. Carson is currently playing the role of Cassie in the hit Netflix movie purple hearts. She is also an executive producer and co-wrote and performed the film’s soundtrack. purple hearts was the No. 1 film worldwide on Netflix with over 150 million hours watched in its first 10 days of release. Carson is a multi-platinum, nominated singer and songwriter. She has amassed over 2 billion streams, over 8 billion total music consumption to date and reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200. She recently released her self-titled debut album, Sofia Carson. The magnetic pop album, via Hollywood Records, tells the story of a girl who falls in love, only to be broken into pieces, but survives nonetheless. This year, she performs the song “Applause” from the upcoming film say it like a woman written by legendary Oscar nominee Diane Warren. As an actress, she starred in Netflix Feel the rhythmMichael Bay’s Songbird, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists and the global Disney phenomenon descent. As a philanthropist, she stands out as a US Ambassador for UNICEF. She is dedicated to using her voice to engage young people across the United States to relentlessly pursue an equitable world for every child through the life-saving power of education. Carson is the first female Global Ambassador for the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation ®.

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