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Performing Arts

Your gift to NDSU Performing Arts will support impactful investments in people, programs and equipment. Contributions toward scholarship funds help reduce the financial load to our students allowing them to focus on achieving degrees and moving into positions of leadership throughout the region.

Graduates from the professional and liberal arts programs at NDSU Theatre work regionally and nationally — as performers, technicians and administrators. The Challey School of Music offers degrees through the doctorate in performance and conducting and includes a full slate of undergraduate degrees including performance and music education. Our graduates now populate many of the region's public school and higher education positions.

Highlighted Areas of Support

Challey School of Music Band Fund
Challey School of Music Discretionary Fund
Challey School of Music Choir Fund
Theatre NDSU Discretionary Fund
Circle of Players Endowed Scholarship
Division of Performing Arts Endowment
Challey School of Music Sports Band Fund

Donor Heatmap
Rank State Gifts
1 ND 36
2 MN 12
3 IL 1
Anonymous Performing Arts Match
25 gifts to any Performing Arts fund will unlock $25,000 to support scholarships.
25 / 25 Gifts
Gold Star Alumni Band Scholarship Fund Match
For every dollar given to the NDSU Alumni Band Scholarship fund or the Orv and Gen Eidem Jazz Alive Scholarship fund, Randy and Clare Nielson will gift $1 for music scholarships up to $2,500.
Music School Initiative Fund Match
For every dollar given to the Music School Initiative fund, Roger Minch will gift $1 toward the rebuilding of a Steinway Concert Grand Piano up to $4,000.
Tom and Georgia Dawson Music School Initiative Challenge
For every dollar given to a Challey School of Music fund, Tom and Georgia Dawson will gift $1 to the Challey School of Music fund up to $2,500.
Your Legacy is Our Future!
Would you like to hear how to lower taxes or trade a gift for income? If NDSU receives 50 planned gift information requests, it will unlock a $50,000 gift from a husband-and-wife alum team that will benefit scholarships in the College of Health Professions. To participate, when making a gift to any area select “yes” to the estate planning question during checkout.
50 / 50 Gifts
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