My Dream is...

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My dream is to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston where I can take the passion I have and learn the skills I need to become a great musician.

As background, my full name is Guilherme Assuncao. But everyone calls me Gilly. I grew up in Brazil and have always had a love of music and singing although I have very limited formal training. While in Brazil, I performed in musicals such as “Phantom of The Opera”, “Cats”, and “The Lion King” as well as in restaurants and bars with many local bands. I came to the United States from Brazil two and a half years ago, and am currently here on a student visa. In December 2017, I sang at an impromptu appearance at Russo’s market in Watertown, MA. The video went viral. Click here for the video. As a result, the Berklee College of Music offered me an audition. In March of 2018 , I was admitted to Berklee College of Music. I could not be more excited!

The Challenge I now face is I must raise $68,000 each year for the next 4 years. I am on my way thanks to contributions to my Gofundme page and direct contributions to the Berklee College of Music but I have a long way to go. Right now, I am trying to raise the money for my first year by August. If you would like to help me live my dream please consider visiting the support page!