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Vibraphone for the School of Music

Raised toward our $12,000 Goal
16 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 31, at 11:59 PM CST
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Vibraphone for the School of Music

Every student percussionist—whether headed toward a career in performance or in music education, whether jazz or classical music, whether a tympani specialist, drum set artist, or general percussionist—spends hundreds or thousands of hours learning the vibraphone. And every student deserves a high-quality, concert-level vibraphone for practice and performance. As the DePaul School of Music recently moved into the new Holtschneider Performance Center, it became clear that we needed to expand our inventory of percussion instruments, especially vibraphones, in order to meet the needs of our extraordinarily talented students.

Percussionists play in integral role in nearly all of the school’s resident ensembles, which include a dedicated percussion ensemble, two orchestras, a wind symphony, three jazz groups, and many smaller chamber music groups and jazz combos. In addition to primary academic use, percussion equipment is used regularly by community members and area non-profit organizations who rehearse and perform in the Holtschneider Performance Center.

With such a robust schedule of performance and rehearsal activity, much of which happens concurrently, it is now more important than ever that the school maintains an expanded high-quality, professional performance-level inventory of percussion equipment. In order to expand this inventory, we need your support.

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HPC hours

The Holtschneider Performance Center is open 18 hours a day for students and faculty to rehearse.



This amount pays for a one-hour checkup by a professional technician, to maximize the use of the instrument.


Move it!

A gift at this level will provide funds to move vibe equipment to other venues for popular local performances.


250 events per year

The School of Music hosts approximately 250 events per year involving percussionists, including everything from large orchestra concerts to solo student recitals.


Master class

This level of support covers a master class by a national or local guest artist who will work with students directly on performance techniques with the equipment.



This amount will pay for a multi-day residency and performance with an internationally-known guest artist.


A new vibraphone

A gift at this level will support the purchase of a brand new performance-level vibraphone.

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