The School of Music and Dance has identified the following areas as funding priorities further improve the quality education and enriching learning experience provided for our students.
- Scholarships–Increase the scholarship endowment to better attract, retain and support the most talented students.
- Instruments– Replace, repair, and increase instrument inventory
- Equipment–Replace and update music specific technology for classrooms, computer labs, recording studios and the electronic music program.
- Guest Artist and Scholars–Bringing world renowned musicians and prominent scholars to interact directly with students and faculty enriches programming that is already in place, and offers unique and inspirational opportunities for our students.
- Faculty and Student Travel–Outreach into schools and communities across Oregon is an imperative part of the mission and educational experience at the School of Music and Dance.
The following list is a selection of existing endowments which support the current giving priorities of the School of Music and Dance. A complete list of established endowments may be found here (coming soon).
Dean's Enrichment Fund
The Dean uses this fund to support areas of the School’s greatest need, as well as to enrich existing programs. Examples of use include faculty or ensemble travel for outreach performances, faculty or student support, supplies and equipment, and seed money for special School based projects.
Furnishings, Instruments, and Equipment Fund
Goal: $5 million endowment to provide instruments, instrument maintenance, and adequately equip facilities.
A significant need of the music building is to equip teaching, practice and rehearsal spaces with pianos, as well as upgrade the existing instrument and technology inventory. There is a great need for piano, percussion, large wind, and early instrument inventory. Better equipment will improve the quality of the music our students and faculty create.
School of Music and Dance General Scholarship Fund Endowment
Goal: $1 million scholarship endowment.
Scholarship support for music and dance students improves our ability to attract, cultivate, and retain the most talented students.
Piano Restoration Fund
This fund helps systematically purchase, repair, and maintain our 130 pianos in the School of Music and Dance.