“I am proud to be part of a community that understands the importance of scholarships, and to announce the 2017 President’s Challenge."
In my first year on the SFCM faculty, I’ve learned that SFCM students are even more talented, enthusiastic, and dedicated to the pursuit of musical excellence than I’d imagined.
I’ve also become increasingly aware that not every gifted young musician can afford to attend a conservatory. When I speak with prospective students about attending SFCM, the cost of conservatory education comes up early on in our conversation. For many, their scholarship is the sole reason they are able to study music. What an incredible shame it is to lose the great artistic voices of our next generation because of financial need.
That's why I am proud to be part of a community that understands the importance of scholarships, and to announce the 2017 President's Challenge. In honor of SFCM's 99th year, President David H. Stull and his family will match all gifts dollar-for-dollar until we reach our goal of inspiring 99 donors to make their first gift to SFCM, rejoin our donor community, or increase their giving to the next membership level in support of scholarships, now through the end of June.
I hope you will join us in the President’s Challenge to support SFCM’s remarkable, hard-working students.
Deborah Voigt, Professor of Voice