VIVA la Musica has authorized scholarships of 10,000 pesos each to five outstanding Mexican music students.
They include Ajijic’s Emmanuel Medeles, the conductor and teacher of the CREM orchestra, who will be able to continue his studies at the University of Guadalajara.
Other University of Guadalajara recipients are Areli Medeles of Ajijic and Ivan Morales of Guadalajara, who study the cello and piano respectively. Awards have also gone to Eduardo Garcia of San Antonio Tlayacapan towards the purchase of a professional cello and Francisco Bedoy of Autlan to continue voice performance studies at the University of Kentucky. (Bedoy will perform at the VIVA la Musica! membership party in December.)
VIVA la Musica! also donates 18,000 pesos annually to CREM to support the teaching faculty.