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Private funding is the critical factor in continuing the standard of excellence for our students, faculty, programs, and facilities. 

Please indicate the donation amount and which fund(s) you would like your donation directed to. After confirming the amount, you will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation's secure Online Giving site for your personal and credit card information.

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I would like my donation allocated to the following fund(s):

The Smith Music Legacy Scholarship Project

The Smith Music Legacy Scholarship Project is our highest priority for private support. Named in honor of Smith Memorial Hall, the project was established to raise $8 million for student scholarships in the run-up to the 100-year anniversary of the hall’s cornerstone (2017) and opening (2022). Read more about the Smith Music Legacy Project in the Winter 2014 edition of Sonorities.


Harold Decker Choral Excellence Fund

The Harold Decker Choral Excellence Fund honors Harold Decker (1914-2003), one of the leading figures in choral music in the mid-20th century. This fund provides much-needed support for choral activities, such as commissioning new works by leading composers, scholar- and artist-in-residence programs, choral ensemble tours, and scholarships for talented students.


Illinois Bands Annual Fund

The success of our Illinois Bands program depends greatly on the continued support of loyal alumni and friends. We are working on a multi-year endeavor to purchase and maintain instruments in both our concert and athletic bands, ensuring that our students have the quality equipment expected of ensembles of this caliber.


Lyric Theatre at Illinois

Lyric Theatre at Illinois touches students in majors from the performing arts to engineering, faculty members across the arts and sciences, and community members of all ages. Private support helps ensure that we can provide outstanding resources, including support to bring in guest artists to inspire and educate, and scholarships for our talented students.


Music at Illinois Fund

The School of Music Annual Fund

This is a current-use fund that allows the greatest flexibility in meeting the department’s most pressing needs.


ISYM Scholarship

The Illinois Summer Youth Music Scholarship and Support Fund assists in our efforts to reach more schools, communities and students with our ISYM programs.