Despite significant budget cuts in recent years, we continue to provide the best possible education for our undergraduate and graduate students. We are able to do so in no small part because of our Friends of Music. The Friends of Music network supports the growth of UNC music programs and communities through financial support and relational connections.

To be a part of this effort and join our Friends of Music network, please consider a gift to the Department of Music today to help us realize the dreams and aspirations of our students. For more information, you may contact me or Angela O’Neill at the Arts & Sciences Foundation (919-843-2745 or Angela.ONeill@unc.edu).

Thank you!
Louise Toppin | ltoppin@unc.edu
Professor of Music and Chair
919-962-1039

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Online giving to the UNC Department of Music is easy and secure. Simply follow the blue “Make a Gift Now” link below and click the “Please Select a Fund” drop-down menu to proceed with a secure online giving process.

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Some Gift Options

Department of Music

The most flexible contribution you can make is to the Department of Music general fund. Gifts to this designation go to fund a wide variety of initiatives that receive no direct support from State of University funds. These include core student-centered programs such as the UNC Concerto Competition, UNC Opera premieres, other ensembles, symposiums, guest artist residencies, and many more. Donations to the fund may be mailed to Department of Music; Kenan Music Building, CB# 3320; Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320, or made online by following the instructions below:

  1. Click the blue “Make a Gift Now” link above.
  2. Select “Department of Music” (101261) from the “Select a Fund” drop-down box.
  3. Enter an amount and select “Next” at the bottom right to proceed with a secure online giving process.

James and Lilian Pruett Graduate Research Fellowship

This fund honors distinguished alumni James W. Pruett (1932–2014) and Lilian P. Pruett. After 25 years on the UNC music faculty and ten as Department Chair (1976–1986), James Pruett served as Chief of the Music Division at the Library of Congress from 1987–1995. The Pruett Fund extends that legacy by supporting the Pruett Fellowships, which fund a summer of archival work at the LOC’s Music Division for three UNC musicology graduate students each year. Donations to the fund may be mailed to James and Lilian Pruett Graduate Research Fellowship; Department of Music; Kenan Music Building, CB# 3320; Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320, or made online by following the instructions below:

  1. Click the blue “Make a Gift Now” link above.
  2. Select “James and Lilian Pruett Graduate Research Fellowship” (104357) from the “Select a Fund” drop-down box.
  3. Enter an amount and select “Next” at the bottom right to proceed with a secure online giving process.

Music Awards and Honors Fund

The Music Awards and Honors Fund is one fund to support a variety of initiatives in the departments such as the Nelson Delgado Jazz Award and other awards. The one exception that has a separate fund is the Professor Richard E. Luby Memorial Fund, which was established in 2013 to honor the extraordinary contributions of Richard Luby, professor of violin and chamber music, who taught in the Department from 1979 until his death in January 2013. Gifts can be made by writing a check to the Music Awards and Honors Fund (specific funds can be listed in the memo line) or Professor Richard E. Luby Memorial Fund and mailing it to The Department of Music, Hill Hall, CB# 3320, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320. To make an online donation to the fund:

  1. Click the blue “Make a Gift Now” link above.
  2. Select “Music Awards and Honors Fund” (104452) from the “Select a Fund” drop-down box. Note: If you wish to give to the Professor Richard E. Luby Memorial Fund (100343), click on “Search Funds” and search for “Luby.”
  3. Enter an amount, click the green “Add this Gift” button, and select “Next” at the bottom right to proceed with a secure online giving process.
  4. To give to specific awards like the Delgado Award, scroll down to “Gift Options” and click on “I would like to share a story about why I made this gift.” Type in which award you would like your gift to go toward.

Music Scholarship Fund

The Music Scholarship Fund provides support for student scholarships in the Department, allowing us to recruit and reward the best and brightest music students. Gifts can be made by writing a check to the Music Scholarship Fund and mailing it to The Department of Music, Hill Hall, CB# 3320, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320. To make an online donation to the Luby Memorial fund:
  1. Click the blue “Make a Gift Now” link above.
  2. Select “Music Scholarship Fund” (101264) from the “Select a Fund” drop-down box.
  3. Enter an amount and select “Next” at the bottom right to proceed with a secure online giving process.

UNC Orchestra Fund

This fund supports the UNC Symphony Orchestra, one of the department’s premier ensembles. The funds allow the orchestra to bring in world renowned guest musicians, perform in the state-of-the-art Memorial Hall and acquire new and challenging repertoire. The UNC Symphony Orchestra gives two concerts per semester and often collaborates with other groups, inside and outside the department. Gifts can be made by writing a check to the UNC Orchestra Fund and mailing it to The Department of Music, Hill Hall, CB# 3320, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320. To make an online donation to the UNC Orchestra fund:

  1. Click the blue “Make a Gift Now” link above.
  2. Select “UNC Orchestra Fund” (104438) from the “Select a Fund” drop-down box.
  3. Enter an amount and select “Next” at the bottom right to proceed with a secure online giving process.