With the support of the CABEI Foundation, Costa Rican musicians will be able to take summer courses at world-renowned schools
• Talented young people from the National Institute of Music will receive grants to study at renowned campuses such as the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Interlochen Arts Camp, and the Aspen Music Festival, among others.
San José, February 28th, 2023.- As part of a recognition of the effort and talent of young Costa Rican musicians who are admitted to world-renowned music schools, but do not have the resources to attend courses abroad, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), through its Social Support Foundation (FAS), approved up to US$200,000 to provide grants to students of the National Institute of Music so that they can fulfill their dream.
"CABEI, through FAS, aims to promote social projects in its member countries by reaching out to students so that their efforts, talent and dedication are recognized and, in this specific case, through the opportunity to take short intensive music training programs as a tool to enhance their skills and enable them to opt for better job opportunities," explained CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.
Through the initiative, promoted by the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and born from the need identified by the Ministry of Culture and Youth, not only the socioeconomic situation of the potential scholarship beneficiaries will be evaluated, but also their effort and talent to have been previously admitted to these programs in which they must compete with applicants from all over the world.
The resources approved by CABEI will make it possible to grant scholarships to 20 students of the National Music Institute per year, for a total of 40 beneficiaries, who will be chosen by a tribunal after having been selected to participate in the courses.