Dear Parents, Students, Families and Friends,
Thank you for your interest in our 34th Annual Musicfest Competitions … our pillar for our Academy.
Musicfest gives our students the opportunity to experience the joy of performing in front of their families and friends. Not only is this an occasion to showcase their hard work, but shows true testimony and reflection of good teaching support and constant encouragement. It is important to remember that this event is a competition, but our main goal is to make the day enjoyable and memorable for all students and parents. As always we focus on using this event to build their self-esteem and confidence.
As part of the Musicfest Competitions and to continue the tradition … Students have the chance to win scholarships, which go towards their lessons within the Arcadia Academy of Music system.
This year we are honored to introduce the new “The Maurizio Bevilacqua Mayoral Scholarship Award”.
We have now named this award after Maurizio Bevilacqua for we believe that his tenure as the Mayor of Vaughan has brought renewed energy to the Region and to the City and where our Dad, the late Carmine Di Rauso, called Vaughan his first home for Arcadia. The devotion they shared in education, arts and culture, has enriched many lives and have set valuable examples to our students and associates. We at Arcadia will continue to follow in their footsteps.
We have extended an invitation to our local businesses within our community to sponsor this new Scholarship Award. The response received was overwhelming! We are grateful to all of our sponsors for giving Arcadia the opportunity to increase the number of student scholarships and to be able to hold the ceremony for students to receive this award at this premium location; Eagles Nest Golf Club. Awards will be presented to our students by the Mayor himself and by our supportive sponsors. This event will be covered by local media, once again, giving our students the experience and recognition that they deserve for their hard work. We will finalize this date in the early fall. Stay tuned for further details.
We wish all of our students the best of luck and more important, a joyous and fabulous experience.
We thank the Hon. Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and all of our sponsors to make this scholarship program possible.
Pat and Maurizio Di Rauso