Friends of Music

About Us

Friends of Music are the extended family for our students providing encouragement, opportunity and help through their generosity and profound love of music.  Your financial support is used for a wide variety of important projects ranging from scholarships to equipment purchases, special events to student/faculty travel and more.  As a Friend of Music, you will enjoy benefits throughout the entire concert season, including free concert recordings and mailings detailing concerts, recitals, and special events presented by the School of Music.

Sam Houston State University is a state-assisted, rather than a state-supported, institution. The School of Music receives from state funds only a small portion of the financial support required to operate a music program. The remainder is dependent upon departmental fund-raising initiatives, grant monies, and the generous support of music lovers such as you.

Your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and many employers participate in a matching gifts program, which can double or even triple your gift while raising your membership level!

Below are the Friends of Music levels and the benefits of becoming a Friend!

  • Angel ($5,000 and above)
    • Complimentary tickets for up to five individuals to all School of Music Concerts/Events*
    • Listing in the printed concert program for the academic year
    • Invitation to all special receptions and events during the academic year
  • Impresario ($3,000-$4,999)
    • Complimentary tickets for up to four individuals to all School of Musi Concerts/Events*
    • Listing in the printed concert programs for the academic year
  • Maestro ($1,000-$2,999)
    • Complimentary tickets for up to three individuals to all School of Music Concerts/Events*
    • Listing in the printed concert programs for the academic year
  • Virtuoso ($500-$999)
    • Complimentary tickets for up to two individuals to all School of Music Concerts/Events*
    • Listing in the printed concert programs for the academic year
  • Artist ($100-$499)
    • Complimentary tickets for up to two individuals to all School of Music Concerts/Events*
    • Listing in the printed concert programs for the academic year
  • Friend ($10-$99)
    • A one-time use ticket code will be provided, good for two complimentary tickets to a School of Music Concert of your choice.* (to redeem, please visit www.shsutickets.com or call the box office at 936-294-2339)
    • Listing in the printed concert programs for academic year

*The Dean’s Concert Series and annual Christmas Concerts are not included

In order to make a donation to the School of Music please click on the button below. This will direct you to the University Advancements website. On this new page you will enter your gift amount. In the box where it asks for your gift designation, please select The College of Arts & Media from the drop down menu. Then, under the box designated as “Other”, please type School of Music or Friends of Music. Should you have questions regarding donations to the Music department, please contact the office at (936) 294-1360.
Thank you for your donation and continued support for the School of Music!

 

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