The Impact Fund of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts provides necessary educational
and professional prospects to advance our performing arts students at LSU.
Our students need a broad array of opportunities to hear guest speakers, be able to
extend their art to unique venues, travel to important conferences that address emerging
trends in the performing arts, and engage in other activities that stretch their talents
and ignite their curiosity. This will allow them to increase their capacity to negotiate
collective creativity, elicit different goals and interests—in themselves and others-and
participate in integrative problem solving.
There is also a need to provide collaborative opportunities among the members of our
creative community—opportunities that go beyond the classroom and into other universities
and the community at large.
Experiences outside of the classroom, studio or stage provide our students with a
well-rounded education that will equip them with the broad range of skills to be successful
artist-citizens in the 21st century.
GIVE TO THE IMPACT FUND
The Dean’s Circle is a group of alumni, parents, and friends of the College of Music
& Dramatic Arts who support its students and faculty through annual, unrestricted,
These gifts are used at the discretion of the Dean of the college to support opportunities
of student and faculty excellence, artistic endeavors, and annual programs. Membership
provides a variety of benefits, most notably the guarantee that your philanthropy
is enabling the development of artists and educators who will become the gold standard
of the arts and arts education in this state, the nation, and the world.
In addition, members gain access to:
- Quarterly newsletters, highlighting performances, achievements, and notable publications
involving our faculty and students
- Bi-annual Zoom calls with the Dean and students where college updates will be shared
and opportunities for questions will take place
Members join this special group through annual gifts of at least $1000, which can
be paid in increments over the year. Graduates of less than ten years can join at
the $250 rate and graduates of greater than ten years and friends of the college can
join at $1000.
Alumni/Friends Membership Fee:
- Alumni of less than 10 years $250 ($21 monthly, $63 quarterly, $125 biannually)
- Alumni of greater than 10 years and Friends $1000 ($84 monthly, $250 quarterly, $500
If you would like to join this prestigious group, visit the link below.
Join the Dean's Circle
We are in the final stages of planning a $4.9 MM renovation to the School of Music
The John G. Turner and Jerry G. Fischer Recital Hall will feature the installation of the newly-built Manship Concert Organ, as well as
new seating, acoustical treatments, and a technical balcony for antiphonal work. The
School of Music lobby, a vital nexus for our students and artists, will be expanded
into a large open forum for collaboration and socialization.
This comprehensive re-envisioning of our most-used public spaces will completely transform
everyday life in the College of Music & Dramatic Arts and give students the physical
spaces they need to work together on projects and inspire new artistic works. This
project reaffirms our commitment to being a premiere performing arts institution and
cultural anchor for the city of Baton Rouge. These renovations are possible thanks
to the generous contribution of donors, alumni, and friends of the LSU College of
Music & Dramatic Arts.
GIVE TO THE RECITAL HALL RENOVATION FUND
There are numerous individual support funds available within the College of Music
& Dramatic Arts, allowing you to direct your support to the area or discipline you
feel the strongest connection with.
Some of these funds include:
- Voice/Opera Student Support Fund
- Theatre Support Fund
- Band Development Fund
- Friends of LSU Dance Fund
- Kenneth Fulton Choral Studies Scholarship Fund
- The Four Notes Club
- ...and many more!
Use the link below to browse a full list of support avenues within our college.
Browse LSU Foundation Fund List