Support the UMW Music Department on #MaryWashDay!
Who we are
The UMW Music Department provides for the musical life of the campus, fostering an environment in which any student can continue to use and develop their musical abilities and interests. The music major curriculum is flexible, giving students choices over what specialties to concentrate on, while also building a broad foundation in a comprehensive set of musical skills. The breadth of experience among our faculty enable a very high standard of instruction and mentoring, and our students have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers within the music profession.
Why we need your support
Making music is activity. There is a physical toll to instruments and other equipment over time. We always need to be maintaining and replacing our instruments as well as acquiring new ones. We have recently signed a contract with Kawai Pianos to renew the university’s fleet of pianos, the most recent of which were bought in 1992 when Pollard Hall was last renovated. They have given excellent service for generations of students, but it is time to start changing keys.
How your gift will help
For Mary Wash Giving Day 2020, we continue our #ChangingKeys initiative, which is helping us to replace our piano inventory in performance, teaching, and rehearsal spaces in Pollard Hall. This year, a donor has presented a dollar-for-dollar challenge for contributions toward pianos up to $2,000 on Mary Wash Giving Day. Every dollar moves us closer to our goal. We thank you for your support of this initiative!