Friends of Music
The Friends of Music at Washington University is a society that supports the Department of Music's high standards in performance, musical studies, and research while encouraging Washington University students and faculty in their musical scholarship and creativity.
Through its membership contributions, Friends of Music is dedicated to providing financial assistance for private music lessons for students regardless of academic major, in addition to lending scholarship support for graduate students and music majors.
Members of the Friends of Music receive notices of concerts and lectures sponsored by the Department of Music, as well as invitations to special recitals, receptions, and events hosted by the society.
What does my membership provide?
- Support for students who want to study an instrument, but cannot afford private lessons
- Year-end merit awards for our most promising students
- Support for students who have been accepted into competitive summer music programs
- Sponsorship of the annual Concerto and Aria Competition for WashU students
Members of the Friends of Music receive notices of concerts and lectures sponsored by the Department of Music, as well as invitations to special events hosted by the society. Members will also receive invitations to other campus member events.
Friends of Music Officers & Council
Douglas Tollefsen, President
Mary Pillsbury Wainwright, Vice President
Christopher Stark, Executive Director
Executive Advisory Council
Karen Hales Mecham
Dolores Pesce, ex officio