Lydia's Quest - Help Get Me to NYU

by Lydia Breckon in New York

We did it
On 2nd June 2018 we successfully raised £4,650 with 67 supporters in 56 days

Raising money for school fees and living costs in New York City.

by Lydia Breckon in New York

"They say times are hard for dreamers / But they won't be hard for me / I've saved up everything I know" 

-- Amelie the Musical

My name is Lydia Breckon. My burning ambition for as long as I can remember is to work in musical theatre. I have so far in my career written two small musicals (which you can watch for free on my youtube channel), as well as been involved with countless other theatrical and musical projects, but have now reached the point where I'm ready to do more. My dreams are getting bigger.

I have been given that absolutely wonderful opportunity to study at New York University on their Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program as a Composer. This is a two-year Masters programme at the Tisch School of Arts, starting this Autumn.

NYU estimates the costs of one-year living and studying in New York at $87, 461. I have been awarded a $20k scholarship but need help in raising money to cover the rest! 

Please donate anything you can and share with as many people as possible, if you can.

Thank you!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Free Music Lesson

Can be in piano, voice, or music theory. 1-hour session either in person or over Skype.

£50 or more

Commissioned Song

I will work with you to create the style, range, and vibe you want. I will also provide a backing track and teaching session.

£100 or more

Watermill of Posara Prize Draw

You will be in with the chance of winning a one-week holiday to the Watermill of Posara in Tuscany, Italy during the 2019 season. Your preferred week is subject to availability.

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