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Musical Armenia – Vanadzor Orran Center


Musical Armenia was founded in 2017, to support youth music education in Armenia. They believe that every child in Armenia should have access to music education, regardless of financial means. Musical Armenia has partnered with The Paros Foundation to help provide tuition scholarships and instruments for underprivileged children. Musical Armenia is solely supported by individual donors.

This project aims to provide full, ongoing music scholarships to 18 children from socially vulnerable families in Vanadzor who attend the Orran Center. The budget includes funds allocated for securing instruments, transportation costs and other related expenses whenever needed.

Students will attend one of three existing music schools in Vanadzor, with full tuition paid. Monthly tuition per child includes eight private lessons on the instrument, four music theory classes, and four choir practices (optional). Your contribution of $14 per month ($168 per year) will sponsor one child for the duration of one year. Sponsorship in any amount is welcomed.



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December 2023

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
18 children from the Orran Center in Vanadzor have been identified who would like to study music, but are unable to pay for tuition due to their family’s economic condition.
Short Term Impact
18 children will study music in a warm and nurturing environment. This includes learning an instrument, studying music theory, and having the opportunity to sing in the school choir (optional). In addition, the project increases teacher salaries, since teachers are paid per student and the project increases the number of students.
Long Term Impact

Musical education teaches discipline, helps develop good work ethic, increases self-esteem and empowers children. This project will sponsor 18 children for the duration of their studies (maximum 8 years), making a lasting investment in the child’s development. The goal is to inspire, allow the children to explore their talents and reach their full potential. Furthermore, this project has the potential to promote Armenia’s rich culture.

Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors will be recognized on The Paros Foundation and Musical Armenia websites. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project.
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Mr. & Mrs. Hovsep & Elizabeth Hajibekyan

Glendale, CA
December 27, 2022
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Mr. Ovsep Akopchikyan

Tujunga, CA December 1, 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Hovik & Lusine Gabrielyan

West Hills, CA December 1, 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Arshavir & Alis Hajibekyan

Glendale, CA December 1, 2022
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Mr. Hovig Mahserejian

Reseda, CA October 13, 2022
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Mr. Raffi Rachdouni

Cranston, RI
In Honor Of Hagop Khatchadourian October 10, 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Hovsep & Elizabeth Hajibekyan

Glendale, CA October 2, 2022
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Updates: Images & Information

December 26, 2019

Dhol and guitar classes at the Vanadzor Orran Center are going well. Additionally, other students from the center are continuing their lessons with several different instruments.

March 16, 2020

The Vanadzor Orran Center will be closed due to Covid-19 following the order of the Prime Minister and until further notice. Musical lessons supported through this project will resume when the center is able to re-open again.