Patrons of Music was created in 2004 to help recruit and support the most qualified student musicians. Thanks to generous donors, the organization has funded four to six scholarships for deserving music students each year and has just embarked on a five-year mission to create a permanent endowment.
Funds for scholarships and the endowment come from private donations and an annual benefit concert presented by Department of Music faculty who contribute their time and talents. This collaborative effort creates a dynamic organization where members feel truly involved in the mission of the university.
“We are grateful to the Patrons of Music organization for their enthusiastic and tireless work,” said Charles Gates, chair of the music department. “We strive to honor the generous support we receive by giving our utmost to our students and to the community.”
To join or support the Patrons of Music, contact the department at 662-915-7268.