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CAN YOU HELP US MEET OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION CHALLENGE?

First, you may be aware that the Ohio University School of Music is celebrating its 100th anniversary—that’s one hundred years of training great educators, professional musicians, composers, music therapists, and more.
 
The School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends board is working hard to raise $10,000 for the School of Music by the end of the calendar year 2017. An anonymous commitment from a donor to match gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 means we have to raise $5,000 to reach our $10,000 goal. A gift of any size is welcomed and very much appreciated, but the timeline is tight: your gift to the School of Music must be made by December 31st.
 
Giving is easy!
1. Gifts can be made online with a credit card at: 
 
 
Be sure to check the box that says “The fund I want to support isn't listed above” and write in “School of Music.”
 
2. Donations can also be made by check, made payable to The Ohio University Foundation. Be sure to write “School Music” on the memo line.
 
Mail to:
OHIO UNIVERSITY
Office of Annual Giving
P.O. Box 869
Athens, OH 45701-9917
 
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The School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends 

 
Alumni Updates: 
The School of Music wants to hear from you! Please drop us a line by regular mail or online on our Alumni Update Forum
 
We are interested in hearing from our alums about their favorite memories in the School of Music, the impact of a professor on their lives, or a perspective "from the field" about how your professional life was shaped by your OHIO education. Some quotes may be used in our web pages to give a personal element to site visitors interested in our programs. Please pass along images (new or old) which may be of interest to your classmates!
 
Welcome 2017-2018 Board Members
 
Officers: 
Mary Weckman: President (mary.c.weckman@gmail.com
William Hilyard: President-Elect
Kay Werth: Past President
Amanda Peck: Secretary
Stephanie Dumais: Treasurer
Laura Brown: Executive Secretary
Chris Hayes: Director, School of Music
 
Board Members: 
Raymond Feener, Angela Heck Mueller, Kristen Hudson, Neil L. King, Doug Patti, and Ryan Stowell. 
 
Purpose: 
To promote the general welfare of the School of Music and its alumni and friends.
 
Affiliation: 
The Society is officially chartered by, recognized by, and affiliated with the Ohio University Alumni Association.
 
Membership: 
The Society is open to all alumni and friends of the School of Music. Alumni are those who have successfully completed at least one year of study in the School of Music.
The School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends, chartered in 1984, is led by a 15-member Board of Directors. The Board meets on campus twice a year in an advisory capacity to the Director of the School. Several awards are presented by the Society including Service and Certificate of Appreciation, Achievement in Music, and the Society of Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship. The Board's committees work with recruitment, student programs, and public relations. Members of the Board participate annually in the School of Music Honors Assembly and the Ohio Music Educators Conference Alumni Reception.
 
Responsibilities and Activities of Board members:
1. Serve a three year term
a. New members terms begin in the Fall, and end in the Spring 
2. Attend (in-person or via phone) bi-monthly meetings.
3. Actively participate in a committee. Current committees are as follows:
a. Nominations and Elections
b. Marketing and Communications
c. Development/Fundraising
d. Special Projects
4. Serve as an ambassador for the SoMSAF and the SoMSAF community. 
 
Timeline for Board member election process:
* May 15 - Deadline for submission of applications or nominations for Board positions
* End of May - Current SoMSAF Board members vote on new membership
* Fall - new Board members begin their term
If you are interested in applying for a Board position, or in nominating someone else for a position, please fill out the following form.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact SoMSAF President, Mary Weckman at mary.c.weckman@gmail.com