Giving to NSU Music


Giving to NSU Music

Gifts to support the music program through the NSU Foundation play an important role in the lives of our music students. Whether for the Music Scholarship Fund or for music programming, your investment, regardless of the amount, will help our music program remain strong and vital.

You may give online by visiting the NSU Foundation's website. Or, if you prefer, you may send a check, made payable to the NSU Foundation, marked for the Music Scholarship Fund or music programming and send it to:

NSU Department of Music

Dr. Christian Bester
605 N. Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Endowed Music Funds

  • Dr. Lowell "Chief" Lehman Endowed Fund
  • Dr. Mark S. Bighley Music Scholarship
  • Donald E. & Martha Sory Blair Music & COLA Scholarship
  • Joe Davis & Jacob Farinelli Memorial Scholarship
  • Frances Fite Memorial Jazz Scholarship
  • NSU Marching Band Endowed Fund
  • Thelma Parker Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Music Scholarship
  • Dr. William J. Rauch Band Scholarship
  • Clare M. Stroup & Thomas E. Stroup Memorial Scholarship
  • Lou Summers Memorial Vocal Scholarship

2021-22 NSU Music Contributors

Reflected below are donations January 2021 - May 2022.
Please let us know if we have accidentally left off a donor or placed someone in the wrong category.


Donald and Martha Blair


Dr. Mark S. Bighley
Diana Metzger


Dr. Bill and Norene Rauch


Max McCullough
ONEOK Foundation, Inc.
Dave and Robbi Rader


Ernst and Gaye Bekkering
Valerie Brown
Bob and Kathy Daniel
Betty Jo Fite Hays
Steve and Penny Turner
Dr. John Yeutter


Dr. Mike Chanslor
Virginia Davis


Amgen Inc Political Action Committee
Mindy Baker
Terry and Maria Foster
Mark and Karyn Kelley
Dr. Anne Watson


Susan Agnew
Jessica Butcher
Doug and Erica Caputo
Mildred and Charles Carroll
Craig and Patsy Clifford
Dr. Anne Davey
Logan Edwards
Dr. Pamela Fly
David and Laura Franklin
Mindy and Matt Hendrix
David and Sandra Laney
Farren and Gail Mayfield
Cheryl Nobles
Donna Roberson
Henricus and Emma Van Veen


Sherd Bartlebaugh
John Benge
Sara Brown
Brett Dotter
Karen Eakman
Shirley and Newton Evans
Eugene Fabry
Amelia Fendlason
Dr. Beth Green-Nagle
Darla Hall
Lavonda Hartgraves
Brent Hughes
Dyanna Hughes
Lyndsey Hughes
Samantha Hughes
Teri Jacobs
Mark Jones
Debbie and Mike Landry
Sherry Lynn Lindenau
Sindi McGuire
Gina Nightengale
Kenny Ray
Maria Souliotis
David Spyres
Linda Spyres
Carolyn and David Strickland
Carol Tittel
Pei Thompson
William and Diana Thorne
Jeffrey and Jamie Walters
Peggy White Eaton
Sarah Whittle
Stacey and Terry Willis