Director of Development
2231 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
External Relations Coordinator
2232 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
As The Shepherd Society enters its 37th year, we remain committed to supporting the exceptionally high level of music performance and academic excellence that has marked our program since its inception. Shepherd Society members provide essential scholarship support that enables our students to pursue their craft without financial encumbrance. Your investment in our aspiring young musicians strongly reaffirms your belief in the future of classical music in Houston and beyond. Rice's Centennial year presents even more opportunities to celebrate the dedication, musicianship and creativity that Shepherd students bring to their programs of study. I hope you will join me in attending many of our outstanding offerings throughout the concert season.
Robert Yekovich, Dean
The Shepherd School of Music
The Shepherd Society offers multiple levels of membership to meet your needs and interests. If you believe in the value of training the most talented, young classical musicians in the world, join securely online and show your support for one of the nation's premier university-level music schools.
Shepherd Society Annual Membership Levels 2012-2013
|Student & Young Alumni Donor ‡||$25||Prize Donor*||$1,000|
|High Society Donor ‡||$75||Grant Donor*||$5,000|
|Patron||$250||Full Tuition Current Use Scholarship*||$25,000|
|Benefactor||$500||Endowed Scholarship Donor**||$50,000|
*Membership gifts of $1,000 or more will enable donors to name a prize, award, grant, or scholarship in their own name or in the name of their choosing. ** Endowed scholarships provide lifetime membership in The Shepherd Society and may be structured over time (up to five years), or established through a planned gift. For more information, contact Diane McOmie, Director of Development, at 713-348-4992 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Student and Young Alumni Donor
Open to current students and young alumni (Classes 2007-2012 only).
High Society Donor
For the 20- and 30-something crowd.
Basic Benefits for All Members
|Receive four concert calendars throughout the academic year
(mailed first class to Society members).
|Postcard invitations for all Shepherd Society Events.|
|An invitation by Rice University to attend the Shepherd School’s official centennial concerts in October 2012.|
|An invitation to participate in the Spirit of the Season holiday event and the Shepherd Society Annual Meeting and Luncheon.|
|The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to support the educational goals of aspiring, professional classical musicians.|
You may also send your gift by mail to: The Shepherd Society – Rice University – The Shepherd School of Music, MS 532 – P.O. Box 1892 – Houston, Texas 77251-1892