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The School of Music General Endowments

Many endowments at Penn State honor individuals who have made an important impact on the music program and provide much-needed support for master classes, recitals, equipment, international tours, music, recordings, student awards, and other enrichment activities.

John S. B. and Bernice M. Bamford Libraries Endowment
Established by R. Scott Bamford, J. Ross Bamford, Geoffrey T. Bamford and Tim A. Bamford, children of John S.B. Bamford (’32 B.S. L.Arch.) and Bernice M. Bamford, to honor their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary on December 27, 1990, and provide program support to enhance the University Libraries by providing monies for the purchase of books and other library materials to support study in landscape architecture and in music, with an emphasis on piano and organ.

James Beach Endowment
Established in honor of the late James Beach (’48 B.S. and ’49 M.Ed. Music Ed.), former professor of music and director of Concert Choir, as program support for touring activities and expenses of the choir, including the purchase of music, concert promotion, and other necessary expenses.

Class of 1924 Memorial Piano
Program support providing monies for the support and upkeep of pianos in the School of Music.

William M. and Bette L. Detterer Glee Club Endowment
Established by William M. Detterer (í78 B.A. General Arts and Sciences) to provide monies for program support, travel, and related expenses for the Penn State Glee Club.

Richard DiEugenio and Janet Stafford Program Support Fund for Violin and Cello
Established by Richard DiEugenio and Janet Stafford as program support for violin and cello programs in the School of Music.

W.E. Esber Endowment for the School of Music
Established by the late W.E. Esber to provide monies to be used at the discretion of the Director of the School of Music for renovations or refurbishing needs to the Esber Recital Hall in the Music Building, for Equipment, or for student support.

Julie Lechner Florin Fund for Collaborative Piano
Established by Julie A. Florin (’87 B.S. MU ED), the purpose of this annual fund is to provide program support to the School of Music for the study and practice of collaborative piano.

Keith E. and Linda A. Forrest Program Endowment for Percussion
Established by Linda A. and Keith E. Forrest (’69 B.S. EMS) to provide monies for general program support of the Percussion Department in the School of Music.

Keith E. and Linda A. Forrest Program Endowment for the Philharmonic Orchestra
Established by Linda A. and Keith E. Forrest (’69 B.S. EMS) to provide monies for general program support of the Philharmonic Orchestra in the School of Music.

Keith E. and Linda A. Forrest Endowment for Choral Activities
Established by Linda A. and Keith E. Forrest ('69 B.S. EMS) to support choirs in the School of Music by providing monies for the purchase and performance of sacred music from an expanded Renaissance period, with the approximate timeline beginning in the 11th century and ending in 1900.

Marian Garcia Piano Program Support
Established by Edith Garcia and Dr. Marian Garcia to provide monies for piano competitions to enhance educational and performance opportunities for students and their peers, such that a broader awareness of performance rites and practices is make available to students of piano.

Paul and Mary Catherine Hagan Glee Club Endowment
Established in memory of Paul and Mary Catherine Hagan as program support for travel and related expenses for the Glee Club.

James E. Hess and Suzanne Scurfield Hess Endowment for Travel in the School of Music
Established by the late James Hess (í51 B.S. Electrical Engineering) and the late Suzanne Scurfield Hess ('51 B.S. and '53 M.Ed. Music Ed.) to support (in priority order as noted), the out-of-town travelling expenses incurred by performing (1) organizations, (2) faculty, and (3) students.

Jim Hess Memorial Choral Recordings Collection
Established by the late Suzanne Scurfield Hess ('51 B.S. and '53 M.Ed. Music Ed.) in memory of her husband, James Hess (’51 B.S. Electrical Engineering) as program support for the purchase of choral recordings for the Jim Hess Choral Recordings Collection in the Willa Taylor Choral Resource Center.

Eugene W. Lederer Endowment for the School of Music
Established by Eugene W. Lederer ('42 B.S. Music Ed.) to provide program support for the School of Music, including but not limited to a master class and/or lecture demonstrations in instrumental music.

Master Class Fund in Music
Established as program support for a master class to benefit the areas of flute, percussion, oboe, clarinet, bassoon horn and saxophone in the School of Music.

D. Douglas Miller Choral Enrichment Fund
Established to honor D. Douglas Miller upon his retirement as professor of music and director of Concert Choir as program support for choral activities in the School of Music.

Penn State Bands Discretionary Endowment
Established by the Estate of Carl R. Brancke (’66 B.S. Finance), the purpose of this endowment is to support the operation, activities, and members of the Penn State Band Program (athletic and concert bands).

Penn State Glee Club Endowment Fund
Established by gifts from alumni and friends of the Penn State Glee Club to recognize members of the Glee Club who have exhibited both academic and vocal achievement to provide funds to enhance the program capability of the Glee Club.

Penn State Singers Fund
The purpose of this non-endowed fund is to enrich the School of Music by providing monies for travel and related expenses for choirs, such as Concert Choir, Essence of Joy, Glee Club, Oriana Singers, University Choir, Women’s Chorale, Campus Choir, and any successor organizations.

Jack Platt Choral Endowment
Established by Jack Platt (’37 B.S. Music Ed.) to provide monies for international and domestic touring programs of student choral groups.

David Pyle Stone Music Recital Endowment
Established by David Pyle Stone (’67 B.S. Chemical Engineering) to provide program support monies for music recitals.

Bruce Trinkley Award
In honor of Bruce Trinkley, by the late Jack Platt (’37 B.S. and ’40 M.Ed. Music Ed.), to recognize undergraduate students who are in their third year and are members of the Glee Club of The Pennsylvania State University.