Concert Sponsorships

Sponsoring a concert or concert series is a unique way to support the College of Music that provides many benefits to the donor.

Each year the College of Music presents a lively schedule of performances reflecting an intensely creative environment that nurtures the highest level of excellence.  You can help ensure our ability to bring the best music to mid-Michigan and beyond by sponsoring a concert series or an individual concert.  Sponsors receive recognition in the form of event publicity, promotions, programs, and pre-concert announcements. 

Concert sponsorships are still available for Handel's Messiah, spring opera The Savage Land by Jin Xiang; and Bernstein Sings America, Jazz Spectacular, MSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony concerts, Musique 21, as well as MSU College of Music Artist-Faculty concerts. Concert sponsorships range from $5,000 to $1,000 for these performances. Series sponsorships start at $15,000. 

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a concert series or individual concert, please call 517-353-9872, or email Rebecca Surian, senior director of development, at

We are grateful to our 2015-2016 sponsors:

  • Ken and Sandy Beall (Billy Child’s Residency)
  • Martha L. and John R. Brick (Happy Birthday Mozart!)
  • William David Brohn (Music of Antonín Dvořák)
  • Joanne and Bill Church (Church West Circle Series)
  • April Clobes and Glen Brough (Magic of Mendelssohn)
  • Byron and Dee Cook (Music of Antonín Dvořák)
  • Belle and Julius Harris Visiting Artist Fund established by Lauren Julius Harris (Mozart for Five)
  • Stanley and Selma Hollander (From Haydn to…Prutsman)
  • Taylor Johnston (Taylor Johnston Early Music Series)
  • Hari Kern and the late Ralph R. Edminster, M.D. (Beethoven!)
  • Patrick and Victoria McPharlin (MSU Professors of Jazz, September 25, 2015)
  • Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (Showcase Series and Spartan Spectacular)
  • Dr. James M. Miller and Dr. Rebecca H. Lehto (Yuri Gandelsman, viola and Johnny Gandelsman, violin)
  • Beth and the late Dr. Milton Muelder (Chamber Music Favorites)
  • Craig and Lisa Murray (A Jazzy Little Christmas)
  • Jim and Geri Potchen (International Chamber Soloists with violinist Dmitri Berlinsky)
  • Jim and Elaine Rauschert (MSU Professors of Jazz, February 26, 2016)
  • Charlie and Nancy Seebeck (Romantic Masterpieces)
  • Drs. Lou A. and Roy J. Simon (A Spanish Serenade)
  • Linn Van Dyne and Mike Knox (Symphony Orchestra – Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 4)
  • Loren and Carol Wall (10th anniversary of MSU/China Vocal Arts Collaboration)
  • Jeff Williams and Joy Whitten (Jazz Spectacular)
  • Jack and Dottie Withrow (Fall Opera – A Room with a View)
  • WKAR (Artist-Faculty Recital Series)
  • Wolverine Development Corporation, Joseph Maguire (Jazz on the Grand and A Jazzy Little Christmas)
  • The Worthington Family Foundation (Opera Season)
  • Greg and Pam Zbasnik (Ralph Votapek, piano)

See sponsors for past seasons.