Member Benefits and Recognition

The Shepherd Society offers multiple levels of membership with an array of events and programs to enjoy.

A gift at the Prize Donor level ($2,500) or higher directly benefits a specific Shepherd School student and allows you to follow his or her progress throughout the year. Endowed scholarships ($100,000) provide lifetime membership in The Shepherd Society and may be structured over time (up to five years), or established through a planned gift. For more information, contact Evan Morgan, Office of Development, at 713-348-4363 or emorgan@rice.edu

Membership Opportunities

NEW THIS YEAR: Early Bird Reservations for Shepherd Society Members
All current members enjoy presale privileges for ticketed Shepherd School orchestra and opera performances.

Join or renew by Sept. 15 to take full advantage of the Shepherd Society events offered this season!

$100 – Friend
Current students and young alumni (classes of 2012–2016): $25
• Access to preconcert talks by Shepherd School faculty members
• Invitations to six all-member events
• Recognition in annual Shepherd Society membership brochure
• Four concert calendars mailed throughout the academic year
• Subscription to Resonance, the Shepherd School e-newsletter

$500 – Patron
All of the benefits listed above, plus:
• An open rehearsal with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra

$1,000 – Benefactor
All of the benefits listed above, plus:
• Two preferred seats at ticketed orchestra and opera performances
• Recognition in select concert programs

$2,500 – Prize
All of the benefits listed above, plus:
• Directly sponsor a student with a named gift

DEAN’S CIRCLE ($5,000+)

$5,000 – Award
All of the benefits listed above, plus:
• Special invitations to Dean’s Circle events

$10,000 – Grant
All of the benefits listed above, plus:
• Invitation to a salon concert

$30,000 – Full Tuition/Current Use
All of the benefits listed above, plus:
• Special event to meet your scholarship student

$100,000 – Endowed Scholarship
All of the benefits listed above, plus:
• Lifetime membership in The Shepherd Society

Give securely online or mail your membership form and gift to:
The Shepherd Society
Rice University
The Shepherd School of Music, MS 532
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892
FAX: 713-348-5317