Donor Support is Vital


Thank-you for your support!

What your Support Means to our Students

Starting a career in music can be a daunting task. A scholarship or bursary can make all the difference. Students use scholarships and bursaries to pay for tuition, living expenses, and textbooks. Your support also helps us bring guest artists and scholars from around the world to enhance our students' learning experience.

$800.00   textbooks and course supplies for one year
$700.00   student accommodation for one month off campus
$1000.00   residence fees for one month, with meals
$1500.00   one year of private lessons with a world-class teacher
$2500.00   masterclass with an internationally-renown guest artist

The Latest Donor News

imageSchool of Music Professor Emeritus Ian McDougall's 2012 album The Very Thought of You, has been nominated for a Juno Award! A gorgeous collection of 13 jazz standards featuring McDougall’s signature trombone backed by a lush string section, The Very Thought of You—produced by Ian’s wife, Barb McDougall—has been nominated in the “Instrumental Album of the Year” category.

Conceived of as a benefit album for Fine Arts students in financial need, $10 from every $20 copy of The Very Thought of You goes directly to McDougall’s student benefit fund—officially titled the Ten Mile Fine Arts Student Assistance Fund. Back in December 2012, McDougall presented Fine Arts with a cheque for $16,000, the first payback from the CD to the fund.

You can pick up a copy of the CD in the Fine Arts office, UVic’s Bookstore, Arts Place cafe, the School of Music Office, and Phoenix Theatre, as well as Lyle’s Place, Larsen Music and Munro’s Books. Online, you can find it at CD Baby or through McDougall’s own website.

Make a Donation

Help our students realize their passion for music. Tax receipts issued for all donations.

Please complete this form (PDF) and become part of the School of Music's family of donors, OR give online at

Create an Award
Set up an endowment fund for the permanent support of a bursary or scholarship.

  • Bursaries are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Scholarships are awarded to students who show academic and performance excellence.
  • Leave a legacy or honour someone in perpetuity by establishing an award in his or her name.
  • Designate an award for students in a specific area of study or specialization. Click here to see a list of current awards.
  • The School of Music selects awards recipients in conjunction with UVic Student Awards and Financial Aid.  

For details, contact Fine Arts Development Officer Samantha Krzywonos at by email at or by phone at 250-721-6305.

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