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Support the Music Department

Private support for the department is crucial to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty in our competitive and increasingly global world. In order to continue providing the outstanding educational experiences Cal Poly is known for, we need your support.

There are dozens of funds in our department that provide innumerable opportunities for our students and faculty. We ask you to consider supporting:

Ensemble Funds

 

Other Funds

Matching Gifts

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Give Now

Support the department — give online. If you prefer to provide a check, please print and fill out our giving form. Mail the form and check to:

Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts
Office of Advancement
One Grand Ave #47-31
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0320

To learn more about the needs of Cal Poly and how you can help, contact:
David Cohune
Assistant Dean for Advancement
805-756-7056


More Funds

To make an online donation to the following, please go to Cal Poly's online giving page. Under "Enter name or number for fund not listed online" enter any of the fund names listed below (Scholarships, Awards and Additional Funds).

 

Scholarships
Scholarships Available to Students
Scholarship Name Scholarship Intent
M and H Bender Scholarship for students studying music
Greg and Jane Hind Scholarship for students studying music
Janet Lee Memorial Scholarship for students studying music
Astrid and Craig Russell Scholarship for students studying music
Vard & Mildred P. Shepard Memorial Scholarship for students studying music
Clifton Elroy and Pauline Thompson Swanson Scholarship for students studying music
Carolyn and Larry Voss Music Scholarship for students studying music
Music Faculty Scholarships for students active in the music program
Alice Parks Nelson Scholarship for students studying piano
Cal Poly Band Scholarship for students in the band program
Collegians Jazz Scholarship for students studying jazz
Russell Cummings Engineering Music Minor Scholarship for College of Engineering majors minoring in music
Martha Michel Music Scholarship for students studying wind, brass or percussion
Ann and Gordon Getty Scholarship for students in the orchestra & chamber music programs
Barbara M Jones Music Scholarship for students in choral program
Lowe Family/Mustang Band Scholarship for students in marching band
Lucian Morrison Scholarship for students studying to be public school instrumental teachers
Virginia Polin Vocal Scholarship for students studying voice
Harold P and Rosalie Davidson Memorial Music Scholarship for students studying music
String Music Scholarship Endowment for student string performers active in the orchestra and/or chamber ensembles
Vocal Studies Scholarship for students studying voice
Ken Watson Scholarship Endowment for students demonstrating outstanding musical talent
Ralph E and Florence B Welles Scholarship for students studying music
Ralph Wilmar Piano Scholarship for students studying piano

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Awards
Awards Available to Students
Award Name Award Intent
George Clarke Beatie Memorial Award for students preparing for field of music education
Harold P and Rosalie Davidson Award for students active in the music program
Janet Lee Memorial Award given to a male and female member of the choral program
Moon Ja Minn and Paul T Suhr Music (Opera) Award  
Ronald V Ratcliffe Memorial Award for students demonstrating outstanding achievement in the music program
Music Department Memorial Award for students active in the music program

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Additional Funds
Additional Funds that Support Students and the Department
Name
Music Department Discretionary
Vocal Instruction
Choral Program
Choirs Tour Fund
Arab Music Ensemble
Symphony Program
Alice Parks Nelson Orchestral Music Endowment Fund
Mustang Band
John R. Furtado, Jr. Endowment for Marching Band
Mustang Marching Band Equipment Fund
University Jazz Bands
Wind Orchestra
Wind Orchestra Tours Fund
Music Building Fund
Steinway Piano Repair Fund
Clifton Swanson Music Building Fund
Gerry & Peggy Peterson Sound Design
Voss Practice Studio
Avanti (Vocal) Scholarship Endowment

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