Music Associates

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Think your single, small contribution can’t make a difference?

Think again!

Music Associates is a group of community members who pool their financial resources into a single fund benefiting students of the School of Music. Enhancing the opportunities for music students at WSU is the sole purpose of Music Associates. None of the projects we support are funded by state or municipal allocations, so without private funding, they simply would not occur.


Please join us in this effort to maintain the tradition of musical excellence at Wichita State University.

Contributions are tax-deductible. Giving levels are:

Friend $25-$99
Principal $100-$199
Soloist $200-$299
Concertmaster $300-$499
Guest Artist $500-$999
Maestro $1000+
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For more information, you may also download our brochure HERE.


How did you hear about us?



Justus Fugate, President
Anna Anderson, President-Elect
Stephen English, Treasurer
Joe Emery, Vice President
Ruth Ann Messner, Secretary
Celia Goering, Immediate Past President



J.C. Combs
Judy Conners
Dennis Danders
Bill DeVore
Diana Gordon
Mary Herrin
Daniel Householder
Jerry Juhnke

Delmar Klocke
Stephen Luttrell
Jane McHugh
Walter Myers
Denny Senseney
Ann Starch
Ted Vlamis

Ex Officio

Rodney Miller, Dean, College of Fine Arts
Russ Widener, Director, School of Music
Samuel Ramey, Distinguished Professor of Opera
Marya McCrae, Director of Development, WSU Fdn.
Ali Levine, School of Music Administration


Music Associates Members 2014/2015 School Year

Music Associates Awards 2014/2015 School Year


Photos from the Annual Spring Soirée

Every Spring, Music Associates donors are invited to a private concert and party featuring students who are receiving Music Associates scholarships. 

Many thanks to Bill and Alta DeVore, for sharing their house for the day, and great job to the students who performed! 

All photographs by Russ Widener


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The generous donors who make these scholarships possible


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Abigail Treimer, Soprano


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Melody Freeman, Violin


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Cortland Mahoney, Violin and Ai Guo, Piano


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Jeff Penner, Trombone


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Kendall Wohaska, Guitar and Seth Carrithers, String Bass


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Bill Devore, host and board member of Music Associates and Diana Gordon, Director of WSU Foundation


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Carol and Guy Glidden, members of Music Associates


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Betty and Art Wood, President, Music Associates


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Debbie and Richard Campbell, past president, Music Associates


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Anita Jones, Vice President, Music Associates


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Ali Levine, Administrative Assistant; and Art Wood, President, Music Associates


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Ann Townsend, Secretary, Music Associates; Judy and Larry Fear, members of Music Associates


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Elizabeth King, President WSU Foundation, Mary and Delmar Klocke, members of Music Associates