Thank you for considering making a gift to the Faculty of Music

The Faculty of Music is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in musicology from medieval times to the present day, composition and performance, and for its world-leading position in evolving academic fields such as ethnomusicology and the psychology of music.

Through its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the Faculty offers a highly stimulating environment for students interested in a practical, scholarly and creative engagement with music, supporting their development as musicologists, performers and composers. The Faculty brings together a community of leading academics whose contribution to interdisciplinary research programmes and a wider understanding and appreciation of music has a significant impact on scholarship and performance worldwide. 

Through the support of alumni and friends, the Faculty is hoping to continue to support three key strategic priorities:

  • Student Support
  • Academic Teaching, Research and Performance
  • Buildings and Infrastructure

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If you would like to help support the Faculty, donations can be made in a number of ways:

By Post

By Phone Call us on 01865 276133

Online 

In Your Will

If you would like to discuss giving support for a specific project, please contact Professor Michael Burden on 01865 279526. 

In 2014/2015 support from alumni and friends contributed towards a number of great purchases and projects including:

  • A marimba to help support student performances

The addition of the new five-octave concert marimba to the Faculty of Music will transform the ability of students to continue to pursue their percussion studies to the highest level while providing a much-needed resource for composition students to fully explore writing for tuned percussion.” Cayenna Ponchione

  • Equipment for the Electronic Music Studio to support composition

The Electronic Music Studio has given me an unlimited access to a sound-world I could never have imagined – or perhaps more saliently, afforded – before coming to Oxford. The staff have made this state of the art equipment accessible, exciting, and a real hub for creative freedom and discovery – I could not be a composer without it.” Tom Kinsella

  • Travel Scholarships to assist with student research

I am grateful for the financial aid I received from the Music Faculty Graduate Research fund, which enabled me to undertake field trips to Cologne and Darmstadt during the third year of my doctorate, where I carried out interviews with, and observational studies of, professional musicians working on a new commission. The support, which contributed to the costs of my accommodation and travel, was invaluable, and greatly facilitated my research.” Emily Payne