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Emily Wolfe
Development Officer
Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts

phone: 713-743-7732

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an outstanding comprehensive music education on the undergraduate and graduate levels, overseen by a faculty and staff second-to-none; to continue to develop recognition of the school at the local, national, and international levels in order to attract students of the highest caliber; and to provide the university community and the city with the highest quality performances that will both educate and entertain.

Help us support our mission.

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The Moores Society

The Moores Society supports the Moores School of Music through programs and events that benefit scholarships, special projects and educational opportunities for music students at the University of Houston. Annual dues-paying members receive annual benefits including invitations to special events, behind the scenes programs, and more.

Learn more about the Moores Society

Making a Difference

  • Scholarships

    Give today to support the talented and dedicated students in the Moores School of Music. Your gift makes an enormous impact on our students lives and helps them reach their true potential.

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    Director’s Fund

    Give to the Director’s Fund to support our most innovative activities. From school-wide initiatives to large-scale international collaborations, the Director’s Fund is what helps make the Moores School of Music a destination for world-class music.

  • Programs

    Make an impact on the quality and capabilities of our ensembles and education programs, including our internationally recognized Concert Chorale, the Moores Opera Center, the Spirit of Houston Marching Band, and many more.

  • Organ Recital Hall


    The Moores School of Music Organ Program, led by Daryl Robinson, is designed to prepare students to be successful and adaptable solo and collaborative musicians. Intentionally a small and selective program, we are pleased to partner annually with local churches, including Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal), St. Philip Presbyterian, and St. Paul’s United Methodist, for student internships. Guest artists since 2017 have included Daniel Roth, David Higgs, William Porter, and Isabelle Demers. Your generous support is vital to our continued mission to provide competitive scholarships, internationally-recognized guest artists, and outstanding facilities.

  • Texas Music Festival (TMF)

    The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by renowned guest conductors, members of Houston’s orchestras, faculty from the Moores and Shepherd Schools of Music, and other distinguished artists.
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    Community Arts Academy

    The Community Arts Academy is dedicated to enriching lives and cultivating communities through exceptional music education, which is structured around a peer-supported environment that we believe fosters a unique and comprehensive approach to musicianship training. Support our mission to make a more musical Houston!

Keep UH Red: Moores School of Music Alumni


The Moores School of Music Alumni Association aims to keep its vast alumni base an integral part of the UH and MSM communities regardless of their geographical location or career fields.  Join the conversation at!

Fredell Lack teaching in the 1960s

One great teacher can make an indelible difference on a student’s life: for many, that person was Fredell Lack, who passed away on August 20, 2017 at the age of 95. An acclaimed international soloist, she taught violin at the University of Houston for more than 50 years. She was also a dedicated philanthropist, and her legacy will continue to make an impact on students for generations to come.

Read more about Fredell Lack's ongoing legacy