1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Natalie B., 23 – FUNDED

Natalie B. is an avid performer, teaching artist, and collaborator. In 2018, this Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar alos founded the Magari Ensemble (magariensemble.org) to re-think the traditional classical music concert experience by presenting interdisciplinary and purpose-driven concert events — and she has another exciting initiative in store! Natalie currently attends the San Francisco

Becca H., 21 – FUNDED

As a musician on the autism spectrum, Becca H. brings a unique artistic perspective — one that is incredibly important, but one that has also presented some challenges along the way. Learn more about this Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar, who is currently studying piano performance and music composition at Florida State University. What

Ayoun K., 25 – FUNDED

Cellist Ayoun K. is currently attending the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, working towards her Artist Diploma in Chamber Music. Previously, this Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar attended The Juilliard School in New York for her Master of Music degree and her Bachelor of Music degree. “I align with the values of empowerment and

Joi M., 33 – FUNDED

Currently attending the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and studying Technology and Applied Composition, Joi M. also has a degree in Vocal Performance from SFCM, where she first studied in from 2008-2010. This talented Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar has some beautiful things in store with an original dance theatre piece she is working

Faith P., 30 – FUNDED

In 2022, Faith P. graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sound and Recording Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi — and this Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar is now pursuing her master’s at Berklee College of Music. Once she graduates, she looks forward to living in Los Angeles and forging a lifelong career

Lorien Britt, 19 – FUNDED

“The trials I have undertaken as a musician have equipped me to connect with my audience, bringing them hope and joy no matter what they may be experiencing,” says Lorien Britt, who is passionate about the power of music in people’s lives. This Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in

Kaleigh L., 21 – FUNDED

Despite struggling to be taken seriously in her pursuit of music, Kaleigh L. has never wavered in her career goals and her dreams of making classical music more accessible to all. This Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar is a Choral and Vocal Music Education major at the University of Southern Mississippi. What is your

Isabelle Olmeda, 19 – FUNDED

“Music education is an important foundation for children, and it has taught me independence, dedication, and a dream in what I want to achieve in the future,” says Isabelle Olmeda, a Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar. “Music is life-changing, and I would love to have the ability to extend my love of music to

Reilly Love, 37 – FUNDED

Reilly Love knows it’s all about being teammates and holding doors open for one another in this industry. This Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar is attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston and majoring in Music Production. What is your professional dream? I would like to be a producer and own a commercial

Marina Akamatsu, 21 – FUNDED

“Learning to surround myself with supportive individuals and bright minds is one of my most powerful tools as a woman in this field,” says Marina Akamatsu, who is an emerging talent in the music industry. This Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholar is currently attending Florida State University for her bachelor’s degree in viola performance