MSU Choral Endowment

104% of $50,000 goal
This campaign ended on January 19, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!
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Help raise money as an advocate and you will be the first to receive an autographed copy of the newest recording of the Missouri State Chorale: Beautiful Morning, which includes American folk songs and hymns. You’ll receive the recording and a MSU Choir waterbottle!

Donate $25
MSU Alumni receive an Active Alumni Member Card.

Donate $100
Your name will be listed as it appears in the campaign donor list in the Spring 2018 concert programs of the MSU Chorale, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Choral Union programs.

Donate $300
MSU Choir water bottle.

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Shout-Out on the MSU Choral Studies Facebook page, which has over 2,300 followers.

Donate $500
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Be the first to receive an autographed copy of the newest recording of the Missouri State Chorale: Beautiful Morning, which includes American folk songs and hymns. You’ll receive it before anyone else!

Donate $1,000
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Receive one of the original production runs of the Missouri State Tartan Plaid Scarf worn by the MSU Chorale at the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

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Custom commissioned oil painting by current singer and visual artist Faith Morgan.

Donate $5,000
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In-home dinner for 8-10 cooked by Chorale alum and award winning chef, Anna Davis at an agreed upon date within 30 miles of Springfield.

Donate $10,000
An in-home performance by the MSU Chorale (or performance at your company's holiday party) within 75 miles of Springfield on an agreed upon date.

With your help, the Missouri State Choirs will have the necessary funding for important opportunities both this year and for years to come! 

During the 2017-2018 year, the Men’s Chorus is performing at the Missouri Music Educators Association Annual Conference, the Women’s Chorus is performing at a special holiday event at Silver Dollar City, and the Chorale is performing in Baton Rouge for the National Collegiate Choral Organization National Conference, and in Oklahoma City for the American Choral Directors Association. The Chorale will be touring to Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, and China. We even had the Grand Chorus sing with the Pride Band this fall at a Bears’ Home Football Game!

With your help, this campaign will make a lasting impact on the lives of our choral music students.

Right now, we’re in the process of building the MSU Choral Endowment. We plan to raise 1 million dollars in the next few years. Our goal this year is to raise at least another $50,000 this year, which would match the amount raised last year!  

Your gift and support allows MSU to have a stronger presence in the world, funding opportunities for students to experience other cultures, making us more empathetic to others across the world - and to truly become better citizens. 

With your support, our students can continue to take advantage of these unique opportunities provided to them through the hard work they put in!

The incredible thing about this endowment is that it will last forever. It’s like a long-term savings account, where each year, we only spend the interest! Not only does your gift support current students, it supports students for years to come!

Thank you for your support of the MSU Choral Studies program.

If you have any questions regarding this project or incentives, please contact

*In addition,  MSU alumni that make a qualifying gift of $25 or more receive an Active Alumni Member card. 

To read a transcript of the video, click here to download. 

Exciting Update: A Matching Gift is Now In Place!

Good morning! 

We have some exciting news - the choral endowment campaign has received an anonymous matching gift of $3,000! That means that every dollar donated up to this amount will be doubled. Every gift is making a difference. 

Please spread the word about this exciting news! 

The campaign concludes tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm! 

Thank you for your support! Go Bears! 

Cameron LaBarr 

Director of Choral Studies  

Missouri State University 

2145 days ago by Cameron LaBarr
Two Days Remaining for the Choral Endowment Campaign!

Dear Friends -

Thank you for your continued support of the MSU Choral Studies program and the students involved! We are nearing the end of our campaign, and are making great progress in meeting our goal of $50,000. Every donation matters! 

Please consider sharing this campaign video with your friends and colleagues. If you would like to make an additional gift after the campaign concludes, you can visit:

Please stay in touch and we'll hope to see you at a concert soon! 

Cameron LaBarr 

Director of Choral Studies 
Missouri State University 

2146 days ago by Cameron LaBarr
Gearing up for #GivingTuesday - MSU Choral Endowment

With Thanksgiving upon us, I know that our collective focus is on family, gratitude, and a brief break from our busy schedules. 

We are certainly thankful for you and the support that you've given to the Missouri State choral students! You are making a difference in these students' live and many others. 

#GivingTuesday is coming up soon! #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. We're thrilled to be a part of this again, alongside the MSU Foundation - a registered partner. 

Thanks to the generosity of Dan and Melissa Scott, we currently have a matching gift (dollar for dollar) in place for the next $1,400 raised! Our goal is to raise this amount on or before (even better) #GivingTuesday! 

How can you help? Feel free to share this campaign video to someone you know who would be interested. You could also make another donation of any size to the Choral Endowment Campaign and encourage others to do so as well before next Tuesday! Every bit of support is making a difference! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! 


Cameron LaBarr 

Director of Choral Studies 

Missouri State University 

2202 days ago by Cameron LaBarr

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