We are working with some of our most
vulnerable neighbors: Children of Incarcerated Parents.
To provide life-changing intervention for children whose parent(s) have a history of incarceration by mentoring them through the disciplines of music lessons and performance
To give America’s most vulnerable children hope and a life changing experience thus improving their lives, our communities, economy and culture
Founder, Executive Director
Diana Vuolo was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to study with the world-renowned teacher, Dorothy DeLay, at the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (PCPA) where she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance. She was featured as a masterclass performer for Miss DeLay at PCPA and the Aspen Music Festival. Her professional career began in Carnegie Hall when she performed with a Chamber Orchestra in partnership with Isaac Stern followed by an international concert tour with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia. She has performed with The Philly Pops Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony and served as concertmaster for Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra. She was co-concertmaster for Opera Barga in Lucca, Italy and a principal player in the Canton Symphony. In addition to performing, Diana has taught private violin lessons, music theory and ensemble classes over the past 40 years. One of her student ensembles, Volante, was featured on CBS, “The Early Show”. She founded Avalare Strings, a classical crossover string quartet that currently performs in the Philadelphia region. In 2011 Diana founded SWAN. Her SWAN students were featured on an episode of TLC’s “Counting On” in August of 2018.
SWAN’s board members are Biblical Christians dependent on God’s Word, His grace, wisdom, and provision to carry SWAN onward.
As SWAN students learn the disciplines of music they are also exposed to Biblical mentoring and Gospel truths. Character qualities such as discipline, patience, faithfulness, self-control, and perseverance are taught in an encouraging and loving environment.