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$739,348 Amount raised
4,043 Gifts received

Billman Music Pavilion

What once was a small music department has grown into a nationally recognized College of Music, serving 600 music majors, over 2,000 more students from throughout the university who take courses and participate in ensembles, and 5,000 community members who participate in programs through our Community Music Schools in East Lansing and Detroit. The College is a major concert presenter with over 600 concerts annually by faculty, guest artists, ensembles, and students.

Since 1939, the Music Building and the Music Practice Building, constructed in 1968, have supported superb musical study and education at the highest level. Renovations of Cook Recital Hall and Fairchild Theatre have proven helpful as the College continues its upward journey to musical excellence, but we are bursting at the seams and in need of a larger facility and significant updates to existing spaces. To address those needs, we are pleased to have broken ground on a new Billman Music Pavilion that will increase overall space by 40%. The project will include 8,500 square feet of renovated space. Learn more about the Billman Music Pavilion.

Give to the new Billman Music Pavilion and positively impact generations of future Spartan student musicians!

With the addition of the Billman Music Pavilion, the College of Music will create the superb student experience Spartan musicians deserve. Its advanced acoustical engineering and custom designed spaces within a climate-controlled environment will provide an educational center focused on student wellness and innovation; 45 new practice rooms will increase student skills; a top-of-the-line recording studio will allow students opportunities to discover ways to pave their own career path as a 21st century musician; and having facilities that match the already high quality talent of faculty and students will ensure the best future possible for the College of Music.

121% Funded

$36,402 Raised

$30,000 Goal

Challenge Money Awarded

  • Goal Reached
    $1,000.00
  • Barbara Sawyer-Koch
    $250.00
  • Ryan Malburg
    $500.00

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