Support the Center
Programs of the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music are dependent upon grants, gifts, and funds raised through concerts, performances and services. The Center was established at the University of Illinois on the basis of two acts of generosity: the donation of Indonesian gamelan orchestras and other instruments from the Estate of Robert E. Brown, and seed money from the University’s Office of the Provost and the School of Music. These funds enabled us to transport the instruments from the California estate, outfit a teaching space, hire a director and visiting artists, and get the program started.
If we are to continue to share music of the world’s cultures—engaging visiting artists from myriad traditions, acquiring the instruments they need to teach their music, presenting concerts, lectures, and workshops, and sending our artists out into the schools as they strive to enrich their curricula, we will need the support of alumni and friends who see the importance of our efforts to bring awareness of the richness of the world’s performing arts to the University and our community.
If you would like to learn more about the ways you can support the Center, please contact David Allen, Associate Director of Development, at 217/333-6453, or, or click the “Make a gift online” link below.
Ways to give
· Make a Gift Online
Click here to make your online gift to the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music using your credit card. Be sure to indicate that your gift is designated for the “Robert E. Brown Center for World Music” in the box provided.
· Mail your check
Please make gifts by check or money order payable to: UIF/School of Music
Please also include “Robert E. Brown Center for World Music” on the memo line.
Mail to:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Music, MC-056
Attn: David J. Allen
1114 W. Nevada Street
3062 Music Building
Urbana, Illinois 61801