Give to Music

Friends of UAF Music

Friends of UAF Music are the family outside our department who provide encouragement, opportunity, and support through their generosity and passion for music performance and education. Your support is used for various important programs ranging from scholarships, music education, and student travel for summer young artist programs.

Become a member of Friends of UAF Music (for FREE) to receive updates about all programs, photos of events, volunteer requests, and a recurring newsletter. Anybody and everybody can become a friend of UAF Music! Each parent, guardian, family member, friend, and supporter of UAF Music is encouraged to join our active and growing community.

We welcome and recognize all levels of donations, come join our family!

Student - $10
Virtuoso - $100
Concertmaster - $500
Guest Artist - $1,000
Maestro - $2,000
Impresario - $4, 000
Angel - $10,000 and up

Singers of the UAF Music Department in costume on stage in the Davis Concert Hall


Your donations support our goals

There are plenty of ways to be involved and to support us through donations. If you are interested in directly supporting music at UAF, please consider our focused accounts below.

How to Donate

To contribute to UAF Music, please click on any of the below fund links; these direct you to the University of Alaska Foundation website where you will enter your specified gift amount. Your gift will fund one of the focused accounts listed above. If you have any questions regarding donating, please contact our office at 907-474-7555.



Jaunelle Celaire leads the Choir of the North on stage at the Davis Concert Hall

UAF Music Support Fund

Your gifts create results we see everyday. As stewards of these valuable resources, we are striving to be worthy of investment. When you give to CLA in memory of a loved one, or simply because you care, your contribution is cherished and used to further that most human of endeavors — learning. The UAF Music Support Fund provides funds to undergird the Music Department and our programs.


UAF Summer Music Academy


Donations to the UAF Summer Music Academy support an intensive two-week program of music education for middle and high school students on the beautiful UAF Troth Yeddah' campus


Students at the Summer Music Academy sing from sheet music
Music students stand in a line outside in front of the autumn foliage

Student Support

Scholarships, Fellowships and student awards have an incredible impact on our Nanook Nation! We believe that enhanced student aid, through restricted or unrestricted gifts, helps retain the most talented of students. With fewer financial concerns, these students can focus chiefly on their studies, thereby reaching their full potential.

UAF Summer Musicians Fund

Supporting the UAF Summer Musicians Fund helps provide awards to Music majors at UAF who have been accepted into national and international young artist programs 


Thank you for continuing to support UAF Music!

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; you are not receiving any goods or services in exchange for the money you give.


"How beautiful would it be if our schools and our education program showed how music is a combination of many different cultures, and cultures are an expression of many kinds of music? There’s a lot for our students, not only from a musical perspective, but also from a global perspective and in showing them how they fit in as part of a bigger world."

 Dr. Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education (Source: NAfME interview, July 2021)



Department Chair Jaunelle Celaire

Thank you.

In a year with unprecedented challenges, your generosity made more of a difference than ever. Your gift gave the UAF community access to the education, opportunities and tools to not only adapt but also thrive. Thank you for being there when we needed you the most and for inspiring those of us at UAF.


CLA's Gifts at Work

Total Giving: $328,764.54



Replenishes student scholarship funds


Funds faculty and student research

Department Support

Designated to a specific department within CLA

Public Service & Community Outreach

Funding that supports community outreach events

Student Support

Funding that helps students outside of scholarships

College Support

Goes to supporting the College of Liberal Arts



Jon and Jane Aspnes pose on a park bench with their three dogs.

Why I Give

A story of giving from CLA donors Jon and Jane Aspnes.

The Aspnes Story- Love at First Pancake



Become a Donor

Your donation can make a profound impact by providing resources for scholarships, innovative programs, and cutting-edge research opportunities. Together, let's foster a vibrant academic environment where creativity, critical thinking, and cultural understanding flourish. Donate today and be a part of shaping the future of liberal arts education at UAF!

For more information on ways to give, visit our UAF Development Office website.

New students on campus jump for a photograph on their way to the MBS complex Tuesday afternoon, August 28, 2012.