The General Fund of the Music Alliance supports
programs, scholarships, renovation, and restoration of facilities
and instruments, travel, and student activities not covered
by the Music Department budgets. The Music Alliance has funded
music education workshops and master classes by pianists Robert
Taub and Mikhail Yanovitsky, cross-over trumpeter Wynton Marsalis,
and early music specialist Andrew Manze.
The Great Artists Series Fund has brought distinguished
performing artists to Moravian College since 1997, including
Marilyn Horne, Paul Plishka, Yo-Yo Ma, Frederica Von Stade,
Denyce Graves, Samuel Ramey, and Wynton Marsalis.
The Richard & Monica Schantz Music Scholarship Endowment Fund, established
in 2003 for the 75th birthday of professor emeritus and former Music Department chair
Dick Schantz, adds an enduring and substantial benefit to the lives of Moravian College
students. The fund celebrates the legacy of Monica and Dick Schantz, who helped establish
the College's Bachelor of Music program, led the restoration of the 1748 Brethren's
House and the building of Foy Concert Hall, fostered the undergraduate music program's
accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music, and co-founded the Music
The Piano Fund to date has financed the
purchase of Steinway pianos as part of a program to make
the Music Department an All-Steinway facility. This fund directly
supports the curricular requirement of piano proficiency for
all music majors and brings to the college the benefits of affiliation
with the worlds foremost piano manufacturer.