Dear Friends, Alumni, and Parents,
As the new Chair of the Department of Music and Dance, I am honored and privileged to lead a group of dedicated faculty and talented students in their pursuit of artistic excellence. Please consider making a gift to support these students and faculty. Although we are part of a public university, the assistance of private donors, the business sector, and foundations is essential to maintaining quality education.
Your gift helps us provide young talented musicians with exciting educational opportunities and helps keep our programs vibrant. Your support goes toward scholarships, new initiatives, ensemble tours, guest artist masterclasses, and other activities that form the core of a quality music education. Our graduates enjoy successful careers as performers, choreographers, conductors, composers, college professors and deans, public and private school music and dance teachers, artist and concert managers, media center directors, scholars and authors, and much more. Your generosity helps to ensure that the University of Massachusetts Amherst remains ranked among the most effective music and dance departments in the nation.
I invite you to consider the many Giving Options that are available. Thank you for your tax-deductible gift. I hope you will join us for some of our many events.
Roberta M. Marvin
Chair, Department of Music and Dance