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  • James Forger $200
  • Daniel Lee $600
  • Elizabeth Matthews $40
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  • Opal Leeman Bartzis $25
  • Barbara Sawyer-Koch $200
  • Haiyan Zheng $100

Support the College of Music International Student Fund

International students in the MSU College of Music are adapting to new safety protocols for performances, rehearsals, and gigs while also navigating the challenges of living and learning remotely. Due to the lack of music performances, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, student musicians have limited access to internship experiences and performing opportunities which typically help to cover their living expenses and further their musical entrepreneurial studies. These experiences are critical for students’ development and success as performers, and enrichment as they begin their careers in a competitive teaching and music industry.

The College of Music International Student Fund ensures international music students have access to innovative, exploratory learning experiences, while conducting meaningful work with partner organizations they are passionate about. Through our collective effort, you can help create engaging opportunities for international students to share their love for music with the world and ensure their livelihoods during this challenging time.

How your support makes a difference

Arts Administration Internship: This award provides a $1,200 stipend for an 8-12 week remote internship experience, working approximately 10 hours per week for an arts organization of the student’s choice. This opportunity provides students with an understanding of how arts organizations work, access to employment opportunities beyond performing and teaching, and important networking in their field.

Entrepreneurial Project: This award provides a $600 stipend for students working on an entrepreneurial project—building their brand, business, or future career through project-based work. Projects build student capacity and may fund course or event fees, materials, technology, commissioning costs, or other barriers to creative and innovative work.

College of Music’s Global Vision

Michigan State University’s College of Music is committed to developing and supporting the personal creative expression of each and every student. The college is known nationally and internationally as a leading professional training ground for composers, music educators, and performers. Our students are globetrotters who learn from and are mentored by teachers and performers from many cultures and graduates are found on the world’s concert stages. The international reputation of the college attracts some of the world’s leading teachers and performers to its faculty and world-renowned musicians regularly visit East Lansing, in person and virtually, to lead master classes.

For any questions on how to make a gift, please contact Daniel Spadafore, Senior Director of International Advancement.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21OOPCF1GTISPCM” in the note section.

CARES Act

The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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