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?



Jerry Juhnke, President
Stephen English, Treasurer
Joe Emery, Vice President
Ruth Ann Messner, Secretary
Justus H. Fugate, Immediate Past President



J.C. Combs
Judy Conners
Dennis Danders
Bill DeVore
Celia Goering
Diana Gordon
Mary Herrin
Daniel Householder
Delmar Klocke
Stephen Luttrell
Jane McHugh
Walter Myers, Emeritus
Denny Senseney, Emeritus
Kathe Decker Thompson
Tom Wine


Ex Officio

Rodney Miller, Dean, College of Fine Arts
Russ Widener, Director, School of Music
Samuel Ramey, Distinguished Professor of Opera
Alan Held, Ann & Dennis Ross Faculty of Distinction in Opera
Marya McCrae, Director of Development, WSU Foundation
Aaron Winter, Senior Director of Annual Giving, WSU Foundation

Photos from a past Spring Soirée

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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Debbie and Richard Campbell, members, Music Associates


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Anita Jones, member, Music Associates


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Ann Townsend, member, 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