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Giving to the Department


We believe giving is not just about writing a check.  At its most basic element, giving is about the marriage of one’s passion with one’s capacities, which could be in the form of financial resources, certainly; however, giving could also be an extension of your time and/or your talent.

Our goal is to help you connect that passion for the performing arts in the ways you are able with the end goal of providing meaningful, engaging, and inspirational opportunities for our students and our faculty – opportunities that help us grow and connect with you, our community.  Your capacity of giving could be in the form of establishing an endowment for scholarships or providing the necessary funding for technical upgrades, but it could also be in the form of coming to our performances or becoming a member of one of our community ensembles or productions.  By the giving of your time, talent, and/or resources you help our students and our faculty to be the best they can be, which in turn helps Missouri Southern State University to be a destination place of academic and cultural resource.  

Make a Donation here for choir/band/theatre



Unless we have someone to perform for – someone who appreciates and likes what we do, our focus on the art of performance loses both its appeal and value.  The research shows that for us performers to receive full gratification of our craft, we must interact with you, our audience.  Therefore, the giving of your time by coming to our performances is paramount to our success.  Our connection with you is something we always look forward to, so please know when you join us for a performance, we are beyond thrilled.   For more information on our performances, please see our Calendar of Events.  For other ways to give of your time (ushering, taking tickets, etc.), please call the Performing Arts Office.  



We know there are several of you out there who like to perform.  Perhaps you performed in high school or college and are looking to rekindle your love of music making or acting… perhaps you majored in music or theatre and are teaching, but you have no place to continue your love of performance.  Regardless of the reason, we have several places where you can showcase your talents as a performer.   For more information on how you can join one of our ensembles or productions, please see our Community Ensemble and Community Production opportunities.  



More than at any time in our history, the Missouri Southern Department of Performing Arts is poised to meet the needs of our students.  Missouri Southern’s Music Department provides the four-state area with the best musical performances of the great choral and instrumental music of the past and present.  However, the excellence of these concerts is due to the generous support of its patrons and sponsors, as well as the dedication and commitment of its performing members. Missouri Southern music performances are always free and open to the public.  We invite you to help us continue our mission of providing quality performances by giving your financial gift. All donations are deductible from taxable income as provided by law through the Missouri Southern Foundation.

Sustaining members are recognized in all our concert programs and listed in the following categories:

  • Benefactor: $1000+
  • Patron: $500-$999
  • Maestro: $300-$499
  • Impresario: $150-$299
  • Afficionado: $25-$149

To donate to our department, please see our Financial Giving for the Performing Arts.