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Supporting the Conrad Prebys Music Center

UC San Diego has built an extraordinary new Music Center including a world-class concert hall designed by one of the most distinguished acousticians in the world.

UC San Diego's Department of Music is more than an academic division—it is a community of musicians collaborating to challenge the frontiers of music. Made up of promising undergraduate students, talented graduate students and exceptional faculty, the Department of Music at UC San Diego is known for its experimental compositions, creative performances and integrative studies of music.

Our sights are set firmly on the future as we celebrate the myriad of extraordinary accomplishments at UC San Diego. Private support is critical to helping the Music Department maintain its level of excellence. Your philanthropic gift offers an important endorsement of our role in the San Diego community and will help us to fund essential operational needs of the department.

Giving opportunities include:

Naming Opportunities

Numerous naming opportunities are still available in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall and throughout the Conrad Prebys Music Center. For more information, please contact Michele Palma at (858) 534-9043 or

Department of Music Fund (Fund F-2367)

The Music Department is poised for an exciting and unprecedented new phase of growth and discovery. Discretionary funds will allow us to support innovation, address the department's growing challenges and provide funds for research and creative projects.

Music Graduate Fellowships (Fund R-41469)

Attracting and retaining the most promising and deserving graduate students is key for our growth and success as our graduates are the next generation of musicians. Fellowship support will also help us attract a diverse and talented community of scholars.

Piano and Equipment Maintenance Fund (Fund R-41942)

Every performance in the Conrad Prebys Music Center is possible thanks to our talented musicians and the dedicated staff that work hard to keep our pianos and equipment in top condition.  Do you know that every year we spend an average of $50,000 in piano and equipment maintenance? Your gift will keep the music playing in Prebys Hall and in our classrooms.

Thank you for playing a critical role in our Music Department’s future.

With appreciation,

David Borgo Chair, Music Department

Give Now

To give by mail or phone: Please contact Julie Bronstein or Tracy Johnson at (858) 534-9097, or

Founding Patrons

Conrad Prebys Music Center

Thank you!

Armin Afsahi
Dr. Mark S. Applebaum
Daniel Barry
Annamarie M. Bezzerides
Bjorn Bjerede and Jo Kiernan
Norman Blachford and Peter J. Copper
Gene and Denise Blickenstaff
Ann Block
Colin and Maxine Bloor
Garrett Bowles
Barbara Brink
Charles and Maureen Brown
Cheryl Brown
Lisa Cashman
Jeannie Cheatham
Lanna Cheng
Shu Chien
Wayne and Liz Dernetz
Phyllis Epstein
Beatrice A. and Robert M. Epsten
Sam Ersan
Jerry and Barbara Fitzsimmons
John V. Forrest and Deborah M. Pate
Jean Fort
Georgianna Galas
Justin Glover
Norman Goldberg
Susan Goulian
Peter Gourevitch
Geoff Graham
Mel Green
Robert N. and Sonia Hamburger
Boone Hellmann
Carol and Tom Hobson
Hilary and Selwyn Isakow
Rebecca Ivans
Horacio and Sonia Jinich
David Jordan
John Kafka
Jay Kahn
Seth Klonsky
Teresa Lass
George W. and Carol A. Lattimer
Ronald and Ruth Leonardi
Seth Lerer
Lei Liang and Takae Ohnishi
Morton A. Lipman
Lawrence Marshall
Debbie McGraw-Block
Paul and Maggie Meyer
Ann Middleton
Dr. Greg and Betsy Mitchell
Pauline Mann Nachbar
Susan Narucki and David Rutherford
Mary Nee
Le Ha Nguyen
Lawrence Oyama
Bernard Paul
Carol Plantamura
Henry Powell
Peggy and Peter Preuss
Helen Ranney
Joel and Ann Reed
Roger and Karen Reynolds
Rodrigo and Paula Said
Steven and Brenda Schick
Brian and Sherri Schottlaender
C. Glasson Schmitt
Thomas Sparrow
Rand Steiger and Rebecca Plant
Chinary Ung
Laurette Verbinski
Mary Walshok
Mary Watson
Edward and Suzanne Weissman
John West
Martin Wollesen
Patrick Wong