Friends of Music

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.

Through annual and endowed gifts, we provide funds that support the music department, and provide for music scholarships and ensemble tours. Friends of Music supporters engage with students and faculty by attending performances, traveling on ensemble companion tours, serving on the Friends of Music Leadership Council, and volunteering as mentors for students. 

Our current funding initiatives include:

  • Jussi Björling Music Scholarships Current Year
  • Jussi Björling Music Scholarships Endowment Fund
  • Friends of Music Ensemble Touring Endowment Fund
  • Gustavus Wind Orchestra International Tour Student Support Fund
  • The Nimmo Family Endowment Fund for Gustavus Wind Orchestra International Touring
  • Gustavus Choir International Tour Student Support Fund
  • The Gregory and Julie Aune Endowment Fund for Gustavus Choir International Touring
  • Gustavus Jazz Band International Tour Student Support Fund
  • Dr. Steve Wright Endowment Fund for Jazz international Touring
  • Gustavus Symphony Orchestra International Tour Student Support Fund
  • Paul and Helen Baumgartner Memorial Piano Student Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Christmas in Christ Chapel Current Year
  • Christmas in Christ Chapel Endowment
  • Music Facilities Improvement Fund


Thank you for your support of music at Gustavus! For individuals interested in establishing an endowment or documenting a planned gift to support music at Gustavus, please contact Ann Sponberg Peterson '83, Associate Vice President for Advancement at or call 1-800-726-6192.