Rachel wants to increase the inclusion of blind people in community experiences. With the Holman Prize, she would create a toolkit to help choirs be more accessible to blind and visually impaired people who wish to join.
Rachel, a psychotherapist and singer, would use the Holman Prize to travel both the United States, and around the world to countries like Russia and Tanzania, teaching pre-existing vocal choirs how to make their organizations more accessible and accommodating for blind and low-vision participants.
Adam, a musician and baseball fan, would use the Holman Prize to fund a tour with his band, Blind Adam and the Federal League, and to record a new album.
Dana, a professional singer and teacher of visually-impaired children, would use the Holman Prize to open an inclusive vocal performance school for aspiring blind and low-vision singers.
Kayla, an aspiring voice actress, would use the Holman Prize to build a home recording studio and to collaborate with a voice coach in Los Angeles.