The Friends of Music Club was started in the Fall of 2005 to better serve the students at UTPB and the community of music program supporters. This page provides the club's current initiatives for the new music program. Below are the funding opportunities and other ways to get involved with music on UTPB's campus.
There is a need for sponsorship of new music scholarships at UTPB. Approximately 60% of our students are first generation college students. The unique challenges this offers our students is financially overwhelming at first, but with the help of gracious community members desiring a more active presence of music on the Permian Basin, these students are able to afford a quality, comprehensive college education in music at the region's most advanced music program. Through the recital series, students receiving scholarships perform to show their gratitude for the community support of the music program.
The 2005-6 academic year marked the inaugural season of our recital series. Students and faculty at UTPB perform regularly or enjoy guest recitals by touring jazz, choral, or orchestral musicians. If you would like to sponsor an event, please let us know what event or how you would like us to use a sponsorship from you. If you would like to include your event on our calendar, let Dr. Keast know the details for your events. Admission is always free to UTPB Recital Series Events. Please join us for a musical performance!
Equipment & Facilities
The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is located on the UTPB Midland campus at the intersection of Highways 191 and 1788 approximately halfway between Midland and Odessa. In addition to a state of the art, 1800-seat auditorium, the Wagner Noël houses the 200-seat Rea-Greathouse Hall and the Rea Music and Academic Center where UTPB’s Music Program is housed. We are proud and delighted to call the Rea Center home and take great care in the maintenance and upkeep of our facility.
All music library materials are housed in the beautiful J. Conrad Dunagan library on campus. In order to check out materials, a patron should ask the front desk employees for an application for a library card. The music materials at UTPB are purchased with the idea of creating a resource for our students and for the general public as well. General public are able to enter the J. Conrad Dunagan Library and conduct their research on site without charge. Should you desire an item not available, a comprehensive Inter-Library Loan program is available for the patrons.
Giving to UTPB
UTPB is a non-profit entity within the University of Texas System. Therefore, all donations, contributions of in-kind gifts, or free services given are tax deductible as a 501(c)(3). If you have a specific project you wish to discuss donating towards, please let us know. We'd also love to hear about ideas you have for the music program! Contact Dr. Keast, coordinator for music or the Development Office to tell us how you would like to help UTPB.