My name is Aimee Quinn. I’m 18 years old and I’ve been playing the violin since I was 4. It is my life’s passion. I love my violin and I love to share the joy of music with others, both through performing and teaching.

December 2017 – Mozart Violin Concerto with University of Louisville orchestra

This fall, I plan to go to university as a violin performance major. I have always dreamed of attending an extended intensive summer music institute where I can immerse myself in my instrument and collaborate with other excellent musicians and instructors. It’s like musical boot camp. I want to do that this summer before college, and I’m working toward that goal.

Earlier this year, I auditioned and was admitted to the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and I’m hoping to be able to attend. Raising enough funds is critical and this is where you come in.

This summer, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival will be held at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN from June 15 to July 14, 2019.

I hope you will partner with me to help me grasp this opportunity and jump start my introduction to college life. To thank you for your support and patronage of my musical growth, I want to share a gift with you that is a sampling of my talents and passions.

The cost of attendance at Sewanee is $5000 plus travel and incidentals. I need to raise $3500 before May 1 to be able to attend. Any amount is appreciated, no matter how small. If you like, you can choose any combination of gifts up to your support level.

Update: The deadline has been extended to June 1.

You can donate securely here through PayPal. Please indicate that you are sending to a friend. Thank you!


If you would prefer to send a check, please send to me at: PO Box 43033, Louisville, KY 40253


Support Level & Gift


Any support level — My sincere appreciation and a thank you note


$25 — Introductory violin or piano lesson* or small ear cuff


Elf Hat

$50 — Hand-crocheted scarf or elf hat, by Aimee (color of your choice)

Elf/Fairy Ears


$75 — Pair of custom Fairy or Elf ear cuffs, handmade by Aimee


$100 — Princess at your event, up to 2 hrs* (see home page!)


$150 — Two princesses/characters at your event, up to 2 hrs*


$200 — Solo violin at your event, up to 2 hrs*


$300 — Two instruments at your event, up to 2 hrs* (2 violins or violin/cello)


$400 — Three instruments at your event, up to 2 hrs* (any combo of violin, cello & piano)


$500 — Two instruments at your event, up to 3 hrs*


$600 — Three instruments at your event, up to 3 hrs*


>$600 — A combination of gifts as above, or contact me to discuss.


The * means subject to my availability, because I am, after all, one person. I will work with you to find a time that is suitable to you. I can travel within 100 mi. radius of Louisville.


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Thank you so much for your support and encouragement as I embark on this adventure. Send me a message in the comments!

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How do I get my gift?

Leave your email when you contribute. I will contact you immediately and make the arrangements.

Is my donation secure?

You will be directed to PayPal for your donation, so it will be secure. It will go to my mom’s PayPal account so don’t be surprised at the name.

Do I have to have a PayPal account to donate?

No. If you do not have a PayPal account, let me know your donation amount here on the Contact page. I’ll send you a PayPal request where you can put in your payment information securely for a one-time payment.

What does playing at my event entail?

I will play at your wedding, dinner party, church or business function, or just a private concert in your home, for the specified time. We can work together to select music appropriate to the event. If there is more than one instrument, my mom and sister will play with me. You can have a choice of instruments, including violin, cello and piano. You will have to provide the piano.

When will I get my gift?

If it is a custom item that I have to make, I’ll get right on it and have it to you as soon as possible, but definitely by the end of the summer. If your gift is a princess appearance or musical performance, we can schedule it up to a year in advance.

What experience do you have?

I am a certified Suzuki Violin teacher and am continuing teacher training. I have been appearing as a princess at events for several years, complete with my custom-made costumes, hair and make-up. See the homepage of this site for complete information. I have extensive experience playing for weddings, parties, musicals, church services and church special functions. I have been making wire jewelry and crocheted gifts for lots of people for years.

What happens if you aren’t able to attend Sewanee?

If for some reason I am unable to attend Sewanee, I will promptly refund any donations made to me through this effort.


  1. I’m so excited to see you embarking on your musical career! Thank you for allowing us to help make this wonderful experience happen.

  2. Thanks for your support, Bruce! I’m so looking forward to this opportunity. I know it will really boost my skill set. I couldn’t do it without all of you.

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