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Desireè Lynn Gerrick Music Scholarship

gerrick1 was founded in 2004 with its main focus to promote the Arts.  Through scholarships, cultural exchanges and educational programs, the foundation gives young artists from around the world the possibility of achieving their professional goals.

, had an infinite love for music, and from the age of ten, she dedicated herself to the study of the clarinet.

Music enriched her life and she in turn, through her music; enriched the lives of others.  Her dream was to pass her love of music to young children through teaching, but on October 11th, 2006 she passed suddenly at 25 years of age, unable to see her dream come true.

demonstrated a true love and talent for music from a very early age, overcoming physical difficulty, as she was partially deaf.  Desireé's dream extended to teaching music not only to hearing children, but children with hearing impairments as well, in order to enable them to be enriched by the art of music, too.
, a non-profit, charitable organization, with its Artistic Director, Prof. Amelia Wanderlingh, and its General Manager, Dr. Fernando Milelli, in collaboration with have made her dream theirs by establishing a .

On May 29th 2007, the 1st Music Scholarship was awarded to , a senior music student at Waterloo High School in Ohio; Desireé's High School, and where Desireé played in the High School Band.  The fund will award other scholarships to talented musicians of any musical instrument.   Scholarships will be granted through an Audition-Competition.  Details of the competition will be established at a later date.

, in collaboration with Desireé's mother, Deborah Meyer, want Desireé's dream to continue on and be realized.

For more information about the or to make a much appreciated donation, contact:

Vancliffen Arts Foundation at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


To make your donation to the Desireè Lynn Gerrick Music Scholarship please downloads the form and send a cheque in Dollars or Euro to:

Vancliffen Arts Foundation
P.O.Box 237
Malton, Ontario
L4T 3B6 Canada

specifying Desireè Lynn Gerrick Music Scholarship. Every donation from $50. 00 or €50. 00 will receive a charitable receipt for their donation valid for the fiscal year of such donation.



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