Founded in 1975, The Shepherd Society provides scholarship support for our students and plays a crucial role in attracting today’s most talented young musicians to study at Rice.
A Message from the dean
We are all thrilled to be moving toward completion of our new music building as our 2019-2020 academic year commences. Planning is underway for the opening celebration anticipated for the fall of 2020. This facility will complete the Rice University Music and Performing Arts Center and provide an extraordinary new venue to showcase the artistry of our faculty and students.
The Shepherd School of Music today stands firm as one of the leading schools of music nationally and internationally. The caliber of our faculty is second to none and our students and alumni continue to distinguish themselves in concert, opera and academic venues around the world.
This success is due in no small part to our community of supporters, who through Shepherd Society membership help us to provide scholarships for our gifted and deserving students. Now more than ever your participation is essential as the competition to attract the best young musical talent has greatly intensified.
I invite you to attend many of our performances this year. Witnessing the preeminent level of musicianship firsthand is inspiring and reminds us as to why Shepherd Society assistance is so vital.
We remain deeply grateful for your provision and the role it plays in making the Shepherd School one of America’s most prestigious programs for training the next generation of classical musicians
Dean, The Shepherd School of Music
The Shepherd Society offers multiple levels of membership with an array of events and programs to enjoy.
Benefits for all members include:
The Shepherd Society
The Shepherd School of Music, MS 532
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892