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.
We've created a new scholarship, the 75th Anniversary Music Scholarship Fund, to celebrate the Department's rich history, AND to provide support for current and incoming students. Please consider making your gift to the 75th Anniversary Fund - the gift can be in honor or in memory of a favorite professor, a family member or friend or another alum.
I invite you to consider the many Giving Options that are available to you. Thank you in advance for your support.
And remember, your gifts are tax deductible.
—Jeff Cox, Chair