Thank you for your interest in supporting Music at Oregon State. Donations from alumni and friends enable us to award more than $100,000 in scholarships to qualified music students each year.

Alumni and friends provide critical funding for scholarships and other important necessities such as band uniforms, travel for tours, venue rental and other performance expenses. Your gifts enable us to provide high quality music education and performances for many more students and many more audiences.

To help recognize and thank our contributors, we have created a new giving circle called the OSU Friends of the Arts. By making a gift of $1,000 or more to support music, art, or theatre at Oregon State, you can become a member of the OSU Friends of the Arts giving circle for the next year. Your gift also qualifies for the OSU President’s Circle. You can choose what to support in those programs including scholarships, faculty, art shows, equipment and more.

For more information or to make a gift, please visit our support page or contact:

Grady Goodall
Director of Development, CLA

OSU Foundation

Current awards:

The Shirley and John Byrne Scholarship
Presented to the student who is selected by the faculty in recognition of especially noteworthy musical and academic achievement.

Captain Harry Beard Music Scholarship
Presented to provide recognition to outstanding music students and give financial assistance to further their musical training.

Robert Walls Award
Presented to the student who is selected by the faculty in recognition of outstanding contributions to the choral program.

Robert B. Thurber Scholarship
Presented to provide recognition and financial assistance to an outstanding brass instrument student who is of sophomore or junior standing.

Alice Carey Dilworth Award
Presented annually to the outstanding graduating senior in music on the basis of scholarship and professional ability.

Lee Ed Jorgensen Memorial Band Scholarship
Presented in recognition of outstanding musicianship and contribution to the band program.

Gene D. Slayter Instrumental Music Education Award
Presented annually to an outstanding sophomore or junior preparing for a career in instrumental music education.

Eric Samuel Ragland Memorial Music Scholarship
Presented annually to a music major, minor, or classical music emphasis non-major.

Music Education Award
Presented to an outstanding graduate student in the Professional Music Teacher Education Program.