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Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends,

Your gift has many benefits. It helps us provide young musicians with a superb education; it helps talented students who would not otherwise be able to attend UMass Amherst; it helps you continue to be part of a vibrant Department; and it helps you feel good about how you use your hard-earned income. Though we are part of a public university system, budgeting dictates that we increase our partnership with private donors, the business sector and foundations. Your annual support of our programs helps us continue to provide our students with the excellent education that has enabled our graduates to have outstanding careers as performers, conductors, composers, college professors and deans, public and private school music teachers, artist managers, concert managers, media center directors, etc. Your annual support of our scholarships enables us to attract the very best students in a competitive recruiting environment.

I invite you to consider the many Giving Options that are available to you. Before you make a decision about the level of your gift, check the Donor Benefits portion of this web site. Thank you in advance for your support. And remember, your gifts are tax deductible.

—Jeff Cox, Chair



It takes almost no time at all to make a gift. You can give by credit card or check; you can give the full amount or pay in installments. Right now you can make an online donation: fill out the form. For Allocation, select "Friends of Music" or select "other" and type in the fund of your choice. See our Giving Options page for more information.

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