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Eligibility & Applications

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Elevar Foundation Mission 

The Elevar Foundation believes in the transformative power of music and music education. The goal of the Foundation is to make music accessible to underserved communities by offering or supporting free or low-cost opportunities such as masterclasses, performances, instruments, workshops and information sessions, often in association with the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) and other partner organizations.

Community Engagement

The Elevar Foundation is committed to providing underserved communities access to high-quality music experiences and musicians. Through concerts, masterclasses, and information sessions, the Elevar Foundation works in partnership with public schools, community centers, hospitals and other organizations to connect these institutions and groups with artists free of charge.

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Eligibility & Application 

All institutions or organizations must operate in the United States and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  • A music program associated with a public school (priority given to those public schools that are identified as Title 1) or private school 

  • An institution or organization that is identified as a senior center, memory unit, care center, community center, hospital, library or a community music program

  • An organization or institution with an annual operating budget of less than $75,000

Comm Engagemnt Eligibility

Instrument Donations

The Elevar Foundation partners with a wide array of artisans and luthiers to provide free string instruments and supplies to eligible students and organizations that provide music services to underserved communities.

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Eligibility & Application 

All individuals, organizations or institution must reside or operate in the United States and meet the following criteria as appropriate:

  • An individual between the ages of 10-18 

  • An institution or organization that is a registered 501c3 or a public school

  • An individual who is currently studying music as part of a music program in a public or private school or in a private studio; priority given to students from Title 1 schools 

 The application for instruments & supplies will be open from January 12, 2022 through March 31, 2022. 

Instrument Donation Eligibilty


Being able to access a network of music professionals who are deeply committed to the care and wellbeing of their students is invaluable. The Elevar Foundation pulls from its vast resources to connect students and organizations to artists who believe in their mission. Lessons and networking sessions are free of cost for eligible students.

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Eligibility & Application 

All individuals must live in the United States and meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 10-18 

  • Currently studying violin, viola or cello either in a public or private school (priority given to those who are attending a Title 1 school) or privately

Lesson Eligibility

Join Our Team & Donate Today

The Elevar Foundation, home to the EOIVC, offers individuals, companies and foundations a unique opportunity to make a lasting investment in the world of the arts and humanities.  Join Team Elevar by pledging your support today! 

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