Giving Back

The following articles are from the 2011 School of Music Alumi newsletter:

Thanks to You....

The 2010-2011 academic year was filled with exciting performances, colloquia, master classes, visiting artists and lecturers, the successful Faculty Artist Series and our February Fundraiser “A Night on Broadway”.   Areas of study continue to flourish, and we were thrilled to learn that Dr. Karen Frederickson was the recipient of the prestigious Frank Knox Teaching Award (article see page 4), a reinforcement of our combination of an excellent program with award winning teaching!

Your gifts continue to enhance the educational experience of our students whether through assisting us with courses, equipment upgrades, or performances. We are touched by your ongoing support, no matter the amount.  Thank you for joining us in our commitment to continue to offer the exceptional music program that our students deserve.

Thank you to each of our individual donors who have supported our program over the years.   We know that some of you were contacted by Queen’s students helping with the Queen’s “ThankQ Campaign”.  Students are always excited to talk about the music program and are grateful for your support.

Thank you to our “Friends” and “Corporate Sponsors” for supporting “A Night on Broadway” and thank you to those who bought tickets and came to the show!  The tremendous success of this event could not have happened without you!  In February 2012 we will once again present “A Night In Vienna” for your enjoyment - - if you can, we hope you’ll join us in person.  Or, maybe you can tune in virtually.  (Find out our more on page 4)

Thank you to our benefactors who have chosen to establish endowments, the income from which can support courses, scholarships, events and professorships for the School of Music in perpetuity.

Thank you to our Royal Legacy Society alumni who have chosen to make a gift to the School of Music through their Will.

Thanks to you, the School of Music continues to deliver an outstanding university experience, both in the classroom and on the stage. We continue to attract exemplary students and world-class faculty and performers.  Thank you for making a difference through your generosity and support.

We are looking forward to more successes in the coming year as we prepare to welcome a brand new group of students and graduate our Class of 2012!  You are welcome to contact the School of Music’s Director, Margaret Walker, if you have any questions or would like more information about our upcoming events.

2012 Fundraiser - "A Night in Vienna":

Back by popular demand, our production of “A Night In Vienna” will be presented in Grant Hall on February 10th and 11th, 2012.  The evening will be filled with music, song and dance as audience members are whisked away to Austria without the cost of airfare.  Tickets can be purchased through the Performing Arts Office beginning November 1, 2011 by calling (613) 533-2558, and can be picked up at the door.  Admission includes coffee and of course dancing on the main level of Grant Hall: 

(a)    $55.00 - (Floor seating - tables of eight - Including Special Food Items)

(b)   $20.00 - (Balcony seating)

If you are unable to experience the magic in person, as our gift to you, just before the performance we will be sending out an e-mail, which will include a computer link to allow you to watch the performance live via the web from your home computer.  Important:  If Queen’s University does not have your current e-mail address, please e-mail as soon as possible!

We have been touched and delighted by your donations to our past fundraisers and would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again.  For “A Night In Vienna” you can contribute as either a “Friend” or as a “Corporate Sponsor” – and your name or the name of your company will be proudly printed in the performance program.

A)   A NIGHT IN VIENNA – “FRIEND”:   Three donor categories include:

1)     Concertmaster –  (Minimum donation of $50.00)

2)     Soloist              –  (Minimum donation of $250.00

3)     Maestro            –  (Minimum donation of $500.00

Please let us know by January 15, 2012 and to become a friend, please see How to Make a Donation below.

B)   A NIGHT IN VIENNA – “CORPORATE SPONSOR”:   Categories include:

1)  Bronze  Sponsor   –  (Minimum donation of $250.00)

2)  Silver  Sponsor     –  (Minimum donation of $500.00)

3)  Gold Sponsor        –  (Minimum donation of $750.00)

4)  Platinum Sponsor  –  (Minimum donation of $1,000.00)

If you would like your company to be a corporate sponsor, please contact Shirley Roth – before January 15, 2012.

:  If you are unable to attend the performance and would like to make a donation to Queen’s School of Music:

Go to the Queen's School of Music website at

On the home page - click the button "Make your Gift Now"

On the donation page - click "A Night in Vienna" and complete your information.  (You can also send a cheque payable to Queen's University, Gift Services, Old Medical Building, Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6).