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Support Music and Arts Technology

You can help foster the growth of our next generation of music technology and music therapy leaders with contributions to the Music and Arts Technology Department at IUPUI. Indeed, it depends upon the financial support from alumni, friends, foundations and corporations to maintain its position as a leading educational institution for technology in the performing arts.

Residing on the campus of one of the nation’s premiere urban institutions, the Department develops musicians, educators, programmers, music therapists and music technologists to create experts who will shape new and emerging innovations in their respective fields. The Department is committed to delivering quality music-related instruction embraced by technological advances in connectivity and creativity. It stands at the vanguard of innovations that give it distinction as a world leader in music technology.

The IUPUI Music and Arts Technology was the first department in the nation to offer a Master of Science Degree in Music Technology. Similarly, it stands as the only music institution in the world to offer its degree programs entirely online and on campus simultaneously. Consequently, the reach of the School’s influence extends worldwide to countries such as China, Denmark, Greece, Korea, Ecuador, Brazil, Thailand, and Canada. Recent innovations include the formation of one of the world’s first student Telematic (internet-based) Performing Ensembles and the establishment of an innovative research-based Master of Science Degree in Music Therapy.

The Department also now offers a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology degree that employs technology throughout the curriculum.

The ways you can support the School are varied, whether you make a gift, sponsor a talented student, or become a valued partner.

Your Possibilities

Support the development of young musicians engaged in emerging technologies, broadening the reach of Indiana music to the world through your donation to the following:

The General Scholarship Fund

This fund makes a music technology education possible for many deserving artists. Gifts of any amount can be designated for the Music Scholarship Fund, and your generosity will have an enormous impact on the lives of our students.

Named Scholarships

With a gift of $5000 or more, a current partial scholarship can be established in the name of the donor, or in honor or memory of someone special, like a family member, a beloved teacher or a favorite performing artist. You can also establish a named full-tuition scholarship, which will pay one student's complete tuition for one academic year. These scholarships are awarded annually, for as long as the donor makes the resources available.

Current Named Scholarships:

Full Scholarship, Master of Science in Music Technology (MSMT, one year) $30,000
Partial Scholarship, MSMT (one year) $5000 or more

Endowed Scholarships

You may also choose to create a permanent, endowed scholarship for the IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology. All scholarship recipients are chosen by a School committee of senior administrators and faculty members on the basis of need, as well as the students' artistic merit and academic performance. Donors may not select recipients. Contributions to the Department for scholarships are fully tax-deductible.

Faculty Advancement Fund

No matter where teaching at the Department takes place - whether online, a lab, in classrooms, or the performance hall - it is the commitment of dedicated faculty members that distinguishes an IUPUI education. We welcome gifts in any amount for the Department's Faculty Advancement Fund. By offering endowed faculty chairs, the Department can both recognize and reward artist-teachers of the highest caliber who exemplify the Department’s standards for outstanding teaching.

Endowed faculty chair - $2,000,000
Teaching fellowship (endowed) - $120,000
Teaching fellowship (annual) - $7,500

Other Programs

Unrestricted contributions are especially valuable to the Department, as they enable flexibility to use funds wherever the need is most urgent. Unrestricted contributions provide a strong foundation that supports all of the artistic and educational activities of the Department: student financial aid, faculty support, artistic and academic programs, facilities, commissions, and more. You may make an unrestricted contribution in any amount to honor or remember a friend or family member.

There are many opportunities to support IUPUI's Music and Arts Technology’s artistic and academic programs. These include, but are not limited to, sponsorship of:

  • Individual concerts or concert series by the Department faculty, or the Telematic Collective.
  • Global Scholars Research Fellows: guest residencies by distinguished arts technology-related artists and thinkers.
  • Purchase,or donation, of music hardware, software video equipment, or advanced Internet capabilities.
  • Library acquisitions.
  • Software/computer upgrades.
  • Publications.

To ask for more information about any of these programs, e-mail Dr. Fred Rees or call the Development Office at (317) 274-4000.