MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence Endowment
In January 2013, MSUFCU announced a $1,000,000 donation to the MSU College of Music for the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence Endowment.
This gift will bring world-renowned jazz artists to Michigan to provide students and the Greater Lansing, Detroit, and Traverse City communities with exciting musical and cultural experiences.
With this new program, nationally and internationally known musicians will visit schools throughout Michigan, focusing on diverse communities and urban areas. Students in these schools will enjoy hands-on music education, and teachers will receive assistance enriching their music curriculum. MSU students in the Jazz Studies program will spend time with these artists as well, learning from the best in the industry.
The endowment will also provide the local community with access to musical performances offered by visiting artists-in-residence.
About this gift, MSUFCU President and CEO Patrick McPharlin commented, “At MSUFCU, we strive to help create a community where people want to live, work, and visit, and where businesses can thrive. Integrating arts and culture along with economic development helps to create an enriched community, and I am excited to see the lasting impact of the MSU College of Music’s new residency program.”