Even more importantly, your donation during this campaign will help grow the President’s Bursary, a prize to help talented young guitarists in the GTA continue their development as musicians.
The inspiration for the President’s Bursary – like the Guitar Society itself – came from the imagination of our founder Eli Kassner. Eli’s inspiration was put into action by former Guitar Society President Harold Levy, who established the award and provided initial funding in 2012.
Bursary awards help young guitarists continue their musical education. Some recipients, like Shawn Pickup, are well-known to the Guitar Society; others, like high school student and newcomer to Canada Emad Bagheri, are less familiar but equally deserving.
The President’s Bursary continues through the generosity of the Guitar Society’s donors. Your support during this campaign will help us increase the amount of the award to reflect the growing costs of pursuing studies in music.
I hope we can count on your support this June. As always, your donation is tax deductible.
Heather Morand Clark