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Stoking the creative fire…

Now is the time for professors and students to explore artistic self-expression and produce the original works that our society needs to stimulate dialogue and create new thinking.

When you give, you provide the resources for students to engage in arts experiences that further intercultural understanding and lift lives. Like using dance to reach Alzheimer’s patients, or theater to compel political change. Think photography to explore genetics and children’s theater to encourage literacy.

JMU’s status in the arts and national leadership in General Education mean students master their art in a conservatory-quality experience firmly grounded in a liberal arts context. That’s a powerful combination. Your gift supports professors who teach and mentor students; guide student scholarship, research and creative projects; and engage students in service-learning — which in turn engages the community in the powerful opportunities of profound artistic expression.  

The creative economy is snapping up these well-grounded and contextually educated graduates who carry that ethos of engaged creativity into the world and help us all envision it. Your gift makes it possible.

Fund Description
Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Endowment Give to the endowment to provide the college with needed scholarships to support visual and performing arts students. Read More
Visual and Performing Arts Fund Foster creative, scholarly collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange for faculty, students and visiting artists.
Violin Studio Encourage practice and help beautiful music flourish by providing for fully equipped violin studios.
Tom Arthur Scholarship Endowment for Theatre Help students with limited means of support who are active in Madison's Theatre activities.
Theatre and Dance Fund Support the creative and scholarly development of student and faculty performers, designers, historians and educators.
School of Music Fund Help a conservatory-quality faculty produce the classically trained artists who will rapt audiences and educate children Read More
Sawhill Gallery Support art exhibitions of international, national, and regional significance right on JMU¿s campus
Presser Foundation Scholarship Encourage prestige of performance and recognize excellence in outstanding music majors.
Posey * Scholarship Endowment Support a dedicated and talented member of JMUs beloved Marching Royal Dukes.
Performing Arts Center Seat Campaign Name a seat in the Forbes Center to honor a loved one and to support scholarships for theater, dance and music students.
Percussion Studio Honor a JMU percussion ensemble with a nationwide reputation for performance quality.
Orchestra Help provide top-notch training and musical experience for some of JMU's most talented musicians.
New Image Gallery Gain a different perspective and support contemporary photography by regional, national and international artists
Music Library Help contribute to JMU's vast wealth of resources housed in the Music Library
Music General Scholarship Foster the creative and scholarly development of JMU musicians, educators, historians and industry professionals.
Martha B. Caldwell Art History Award Recognize an outstanding graduating senior who demonstrates original thinking and outstanding scholarship.
Madison Art Collection Fund Help students, faculty and the community explore the diverse world cultures represented by artifacts in the collection.
K Arthur Scholarship Endowment for International Study in Art History in Florence Support students majoring or minoring in Art History who have been accepted into the JMU Semester in Florence program.
John S. Hilliard Scholarship Honor internationally celebrated composer and musician and celebrate awe-inspiring music.
JMU Summer Art Program Fuel the creativity of young students as they work with art teachers to see, create, and understand artwork
JMU New Music for Young Musicians Composition Competition Encourage outstanding young composers to create music for young ensembles and connecting them to JMU in a meaningful way.
JMU Marching Royal Dukes Band Support the group of dedicated and talented students who bring endless school spirit and music to JMU sports
JMU Jazz Ensemble Help to support our talented musicians as they further their performance experience in JMU Jazz ensembles
JMU Dukettes Dance Team Support the group of dedicated and talented students who bring endless school spirit to JMU sports through their dancing.
JMU Dance Program Support faculty as they work closely with students to develop individual paths to careers in dance
JMU Choral Area Support the talent and growth of JMU's premiere vocal performance groups
Institute for Visual Studies Fund Support the inquiry of multidisciplinary teams of faculty and students investigating the nature and workings of images.
George West Scholarship Endeavor - School of Music Support a dedicated and talented member of the Jazz Ensemble and student in the School of Music.
Gab Soon Choi Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Voice in the School of Music Help alleviate the cost of the Madison Experience and fund the dreams of a talented and deserving vocal student
Frazier Scholarship Encourage outstanding student musicians to choose JMU and pursue their studies of music.
Earlynn J. Miller Scholarship for Dance Support one or more outstanding undergraduate students who show high achievement in academics and dance performance.
Children's Playshop Support the JMU School of Theatre and Dance in providing engaging, family-friendly theater for the community
Campfield Scholarship Join Mr. and Mrs. Campfield in providing financial assistance for JMU students who attended A. R. Ware Elementary School or Thomas Dixon Elementary School in Staunton, VA. Read More
Art, Design and Art History Fund Support the creative and scholarly development of student and faculty artists, educators, historians and curators.
Annette Floyd May Scholarship for Choral Accompanist Support students who are choral accompanists and honor the memory of a piano accompanist and choral performer.

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