Friends of Music

members of gustavus friends of music support, celebrate, and advance student and faculty musicians at the college. our mission is to ensure the strong tradition of music excellence and provide opportunities for all students who want to express themselves through music.

新大发体育官网through annual memberships and other gifts, we provide funds for music scholarships and ensemble tours. members engage with students and faculty by attending performances, traveling on ensemble companion tours, and serving as mentors.

There is a variety of standard membership levels available. For individuals interested in establishing an endowment and/or documenting a planned gift to support music at Gustavus, a Lifetime membership is available. For more information on the Lifetime membership option, please contact Jennifer Vickerman, Gift Planner ’97 or call 1-800-726-6192.

Christmas in Christ Chapel 2020 

christmas in christ chapel 2020 will be like nothing we have done before as the college adapts to the covid-19 pandemic. the artistic team has gathered information on best practices based on extensive scientific research to safely offer this gustavus tradition. healer of the nations, come will be recorded this fall in christ chapel and broadcast on saturday, december 19, 7:30 p.m. cst, on the gustavus website, free of charge to viewers.

you are invited to join members of the gustavus community in underwriting the costs to make this year’s christmas in christ chapel possible. in lieu of ticket sales, gustavus friends of music has prepared two limited-edition offerings to enhance your viewing of the broadcast: 

  • Commemorative Gift Box Make a gift of $500 or more and you will receive a commemorative gift box filled with exclusive items for you to enjoy at home while viewing Christmas in Christ Chapel. The gift box is valued at $65, which will be deducted from the value of your tax-deductible gift. Only 250 of these gift boxes are available.
  • Christmas in Christ Chapel 2020 Ornament and Printed Program Make a gift of $100 or more and you will receive a beautiful glass ornament etched with Christ Chapel and a copy of the printed program for Healer of the Nations, Come. The entire amount of your gift is tax deductible. Only 1,000 of these packages are available. (Please note, the ornament and printed program are included in the commemorative gift box.)
  • Interested in making a gift to support Christmas in Christ Chapel, but are not interested in the limited-edition offerings? Your support is welcomed, and there is an option for this on the order form.

All orders for the limited-edition offerings must be received by November 25, 2020. Orders may be placed through this order form. Please direct any questions to Jennifer Vickerman ’97, Gustavus Gift Planner and Friends of Music Program Lead at jvickerm@iexploregreece.com

Membership Levels & Benefits

Recent Graduate 1

$60/yr.
$5/mo.
  • Check Icon Pre-sale access to purchase two Christmas in Christ Chapel tickets before the general public 2
  • Check Icon Invitation to Friends of Music sponsored events
  • Check Icon Friends of Music e-newsletter

Member Circle

$100/yr.
$8.33/mo.
  • Check Icon Pre-sale access to purchase two Christmas in Christ Chapel tickets before the general public 2
  • Check Icon Invitation to Friends of Music sponsored events
  • Check Icon Friends of Music e-newsletter

Performer's Circle

$500/yr.
$41.66/mo.
  • Check Icon Pre-sale access to purchase two Christmas in Christ Chapel tickets before the general public 2
  • Check Icon Invitation to Friends of Music sponsored events
  • Check Icon Friends of Music e-newsletter
  • Check Icon Christmas in Christ Chapel recording

Section Leader's Circle

$1,000/yr.
$83.33/mo.
  • Check Icon Access to reserve two complimentary tickets for Christmas in Christ Chapel before they are available to the general public
  • Check Icon Invitation to Friends of Music sponsored events
  • Check Icon Friends of Music e-newsletter
  • Check Icon Christmas in Christ Chapel recording
  • Check Icon Access to reserve two complimentary tickets for Christmas in Christ Chapel Buffet before they are available to the general public

Conductor's Circle

$5,000/yr.
$416.67/mo.
  • Check Icon Access to reserve two complimentary tickets for Christmas in Christ Chapel before they are available to the general public
  • Check Icon Invitation to Friends of Music sponsored events
  • Check Icon Friends of Music e-newsletter
  • Check Icon Christmas in Christ Chapel recording
  • Check Icon Access to reserve two complimentary tickets for Christmas in Christ Chapel Buffet before they are available to the general public.
  • Check Icon Invitation to attend and observe one Gustavus music ensemble rehearsal per academic year
  1. Alumni who have graduated within the past five years.
  2. Ticket purchase is required.

you may choose to waive the membership benefits so 100% of your gift will go to friends of music initiatives