Alumni & Friends


We are grateful to the many generous donors who have provided funding for needed equipment and special projects, and to those who have helped establish endowments for student scholarships and operational funds. We recognize that neither individuals nor institutions attain any real success alone. We at the University of Mississippi take very seriously our obligation to be a good stewards of the generous support we receive, by giving our utmost to our students and to our other constituencies.

The Patrons of Music organization was formed in 2004 to raise funds for scholarships for deserving Music students. Following the annual fundraising cycle, the Board of Directors of the Patrons of Music organization determines the amount in scholarships that the Department of Music may disburse for the following year. The Patrons raise money through 1) a mail campaign to potential donors, whose names are supplied by the University of Mississippi Foundation, and 2) a benefit concert, from which ticket proceeds go to the scholarship fund.

Through the generosity of donors, the success of the annual benefit concert, and the volunteered time and talent of the Ole Miss music faculty, the Patrons of Music organization is able to continue to fund six scholarships each year for deserving music students. Additionally, the Patrons of Music is in the third year of a five-year mission to create a meaningful permanent endowment.

Suggested levels of support

  • Angel: $1000 or more
  • Benefactor: $500
  • Impresario: $250
  • Maestro: $100
  • Sponsor: $50

If you wish to assist the Patrons of Music by contributing to the annual Patrons Scholarship Fund directly and/or by contributing to the Patrons Scholarship Endowment, please fill out the printable mail-in form (PDF) or contribute online at the UM Foundation. Your contribution will fund scholarships administered by the Department of Music, but the financial transactions (including receipt and acknowledgment of your tax-deductible donations) will be handled through the University of Mississippi Foundation.

For information on how to contribute to any of the other established endowments -- or for information on establishing a new endowment -- please contact Mr. Denson Hollis, Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts at (662) 915-7756, or

Alumni News

Damein Wash, BME, 2007, will perform on Thacker Mountain Radio as part of the Stax Music Revue. He will be featured as the guest vocalist, accompanied by a full band of talented local musicians. This special Stax Music edition of TMR will be held at Off Square Books on the Oxford Square on Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. Be sure to tune into 92.1 if you can't make the live show.