“We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams”
– Arthur O’Shaughnessy, “Ode”
The Alumni Association Music Makers’ Fund is designed to serve Mu Beta Psi, its Chapters and Brothers, and to fund projects that promote music in the communities of our collegiate and alumni Brothers. Funding of this grant program comes from the dues of Alumni Association members and donations from generous alumni and supporters.
You can support the Music Makers fund with a tax-deductible donation. Donate here.
Who Can Apply
The Music Makers Fund supports a wide range of projects, including Fraternity-based service projects, music scholarships, and individual and community-based music service projects involving Brothers of Mu Beta Psi. Each application is considered on a case-by-case basis, and is reviewed relative to the purposes of the Fund. Applications may be submitted by any Brother, Chapter, or non-profit organization.
If you are interested in receiving a Music Makers Fund Grant, apply here.
Vance High School Music Program – Charlotte, NC – 2013
Alumni Association’s annual Mid-Year meeting was held in a classroom graciously provided by the local high school where one of our Brothers taught. While there, we discovered that the school’s music program was in dire need of new instruments and equipment, and so we were thrilled to award a grant to help Vance High School’s band serve its students and the community. Brother connected to this organization: Garrett Cooperman
The Livingston Theatre Company – Rutgers University – 2012
We were proud to award help the Livingston Theatre Company produce How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and fulfill their mission of providing “quality and affordable musical theater to Rutgers students and the communities of Central New Jersey.” Brother connected to this organization: Danielle Durso and many Pi Brothers
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra – Hutchinson, MN – 2012
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra (CRAYO), is a youth based orchestra in central Minnesota. Its mission is to enrich, enlighten, and educate the listener as well as the performer. CRAYO needed our support to bring in supplies for new musical numbers and to keep the average cost per student as low as possible. Brother connected to this organization: Sherri Brigden
Michael Servetus Unitarian Society – Minneapolis, MN – 2011
Our grant purchased a hand drum and instructional materials for world-music style drumming. The director, Bruce Van Bronkhorst, tells us that they have been using the products of our grant to teach the program’s youth how to play the drum. Brother connected to this organization: Matt Zander
Project Opera of Manhattan – 2006
Not only were we excited to have the opportunity to support a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro in New York City, we were proud to have been in the position to help a budding new opera company–Project Opera of Manhattan–have its first season: Tales of Figaro. Brother connected to this organization: Chrissy Fleming