Support the next generation of Music professionals

"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams" - Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Your contributions to the Music Department support critical needs like scholarships, student travel and networking opportunities, visiting artists, and masterclasses.

Help our students through this uncertain time

Many of our students and their families are struggling with the financial hardship and anxiety caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Your gift to our music department scholarship fund will go to our incoming and returning music students to help them afford to attend WWU and remain in school next year.

A community dedicated to music

We are a community of musicians and teachers who work collaboratively to support and encourage one another. All are welcome in our department to experience the joy of performing, listening, and learning about music. More than ever before, we believe in the power of music to bring joy, beauty, and peace to the world.

Work hard, play more

Our department’s core values of hard work and the spirit of work and play reach back to the early 20th century when Western was known as the Bellingham Normal School and the town of Bellingham was a community of hard-working pioneers. In 1923, a music student was quoted in the student newspaper remarking that, “I never worked harder in all my life nor have I ever enjoyed myself more in my work.” These values are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago.

Give Today

Support the Music Department

Donate by mail

WWU Foundation
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9034


Checks must have the program or college that you wish to support in the memo line of your check.

Give by phone


When donating by phone, please designate that you would like your gift to support the Department of Music.

Talk to our gift officer

To learn more about how you can support the Department of Music, please contact:

Sonja Sather

Director of Development for the College of Fine and Performing Arts

360- 650-3384

view from behind a student playing an instrument on stage in the Western's Concert Hall

Thank you!

Your support is truly appreciated.