The VISION Collective wins $20,000 Prize 2020 The Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach.
Not many people may know, but I founded an organization, VISION Collective in 2018. The mission of this organization is to bridge immigrants and refugees with music to build meaningful relationships. Today we have received a prize of $20,000 The Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach for our efforts but also for the next stage of this organization!
New York City - Just two years after launching, The VISION Collective, which builds meaningful relationships with and among refugees and new Americans by sharing and exchanging music between diverse communities, is being acknowledged for its significant leadership in the areas of arts education and community outreach. Tonight at 9:00 PM, the collective's Co-Founders, violinist Timothy Chooi, violist Sarah Sung and cellist Drake Driscoll, will receive The Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach from distinguished Radio Presenter Robert Sherman (for whom the award is named) and Terry McGraw of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation.
The presentation takes place on the season-opening program of the long-running Young Artists Showcase on New York City's classical radio station, WQXR. The award, given annually to students/alumni of The Juilliard School's Music Division, normally includes a purse of $10,000; this year it has been doubled to $20,000.