Sarah Anderson Recieves a RAMI Young Music Scholarship to the Music Academy in Rockford
The RAMI's presented a RAMI Young Artist Music Scholarship to the Music Academy in Rockford to Sarah Anderson.
Sarah was born deaf in an orphanage in China. After coming to Rockford to live with her adoptive family, a local doctor donated his services to perform surgery on Sarah when she was a toddler that restored her hearing. Her doctor recommended Sarah to the Music Academy believing that learning the violin would help her refine her hearing and speech skills.
The RAMI's are honored to help be a part of Sarah’s future music education and have awarded her the scholarship to help cover the cost of a year of tuition at the Music Academy. In the spirit of the founder of the RAMI’s, Gary Wilmer, the RAMI’s continue to strive to support music scholarship and education programs in the Rockford and surrounding area. For more information on RAMI programs.
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The RAMI Organization
Each year the RAMI organization hosts several events to help fund the Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship and to promote the local music community. Our premier event is the RAMI Awards Ceremony which is held in April each year. The RAMI Awards recognize and celebrate the efforts of groups and individuals who have involvement in the local music community. Other events include a benefit, held in March each year, featuring some of the premier retro/pop bands in the area.