Friends of Music

Friends of Music SpeakeasyThe Friends of the School of Music is a volunteer organization of music lovers dedicated to the advocacy and financial support for the University of Kentucky School of Music.

Students in the School frequently have opportunities to perform, study or present research throughout the United States and across the globe. The Friends of Music makes much of this student and faculty travel possible by making financial awards through an application process.

Here are a few activities funded through support from Friends of the UK School of Music:

  • The UK Trombone Choir performed at the American Trombone Workshop, presented by the U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C.
  • The UK Guitar Trio premiered Ciro Scotto’s Three Works for Three Guitars at the International Music Festival held on the University of South Florida campus.
  • A commissioned work for saxophone quartet by composer Jeff Driskill was premiered by students from our saxophone studio.
  • Composer Paul Dooley held residence in the UK School of Music and worked with the UK Wind Symphony on performing his composition, Masks and Machines.
  • A special recital program entitled “What Dreams We Have” featured guest UK School of Music alumni Reginald Smith, Jr. (voice) and Daniel Arnold (composer).
  • Faculty and doctoral students presented research throughout the United States, Argentina, and Brazil.

Upcoming Friends of Music Events

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Please consider a gift to help sustain our work on behalf of students including those who perform on our stages and work behind the scenes.

Visit search Friends of Music or call 859-257-3145.

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Member Levels & Benefits

Monthly Events Calendar X X X X X X
Listing in SOM Concert Programs X X X X X X
2 Tickets to "On Parade" Pre-Concert Reception X X X X X X
2 Tickets to "On Parade" Concert X X X X X X
2 Tickets to select SOM Concerts*   X X X X X
2 Tickets to Valentine's Salon     X X X X
2 Tickets to Holiday Salon       X X X
Invitation to McCracken Awards         X X
One copy of SOM Prism CD**         X X
2 Tickets to "Grand Night"           X
2 Tickets to "Collage"           X

*excludes operas, Collage, Grand Night, and Singletary Signature Series events  |  **or other faculty recording

To join, send a check along with your name, address, phone, email address, and Friends of Music level to:

Friends of the UK School of Music
105 Fine Arts Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0022

Or make a gift online!

We suggest a minimum of $25, but all donation amounts are welcome.

Membership contribution tax deductible amounts are as follows:
Friend $68
Special Friend $119
Patron $209
Sponsor $399
Benefactor $755
Director's Circle $1,021