Now more than ever, your gift to the University of Oregon's School of Music and Dance during Ducks Give can make a huge difference. It could mean a new instrument in the hands of an aspiring musician, an inspiring workshop from a guest artist, or the opportunity for Oregon students to compete on the national and international stage.
The School of Music and Dance is a careful steward of its donated funds. Gifts directly support students and faculty members in over 300 concerts and events each year, and improve the performances through the purchase of new instruments and equipment. This year we’re highlighting three areas to support:
School of Music Dean's Excellence Fund: Provides unrestricted funds to be used by the dean to support urgent needs and opportunities that have no other source of funding.
Dance Discretionary Fund: This fund allows the head of the Department of Dance to provide more students with more meaningful support every year, and helps with the purchase of equipment for the Dance facilities.
School of Music Annual Scholarship Award Fund: Scholarships play an important role in recruiting the best students for performing arts programs. It’s vital that the School of Music and Dance carefully balance the makeup and composition of its ensembles. Imagine a symphony with too few violins, an opera without sopranos, or a marching band without a drumline.
Your gift to the School of Music and Dance during Ducks Give will help ensure we can continue to provide best in class instruction and performance at the University of Oregon.