New Franz Liszt Scholarship in honor of Edward and Lois Rath

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The School of Music at the University of Illinois is proud to announce the establishment of the Franz Liszt Piano Endowments, celebrating the music and career of Franz Liszt.  One endowment will support scholarships for undergraduate students studying piano, while the other will support fellowships for graduate students studying piano. An anonymous donor established the endowments with a million-dollar gift in honor of Edward (School of Music Associate Director Emeritus) and Lois Rath for their dedication to the music of Franz Liszt, and their commitment and contribution to piano instruction and music education. 

To learn more about applying to the University of Illinois and how to be considered for these prestigious new awards, as well as other financial aid at the School of Music, please go to

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