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Membership in the Friends of the Schuman Collection offers benefits of a biannual newsletter, advance invitations to concerts and special programming, and more. Most importantly, you will have the reward of supporting the development of a museum so that SOU can preserve and display this rare and valuable collection of instruments.

Dr. Schuman and a team from Southern Oregon University have begun planning for the renovation of existing space to permanently house the Schuman Collection. The architectural plans are completed. The next step is the identification of funds for the renovation, preservation, curatorial support, and curriculum development. Much of this must come from private support.

Please help establish a museum so that our students, the university, and regional and international communities may enjoy this special collection. Your membership in the Friends will help us achieve this goal.

Mr. Schuman’s special vision for the collection is that some of the instruments remain available for performance and that scholars be able to study the collection, whether in person or on the web. Your membership will help us realize this most special vision. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Click here to download a membership application [PDF]

Click here to view the entire Membership Brochure. [PDF 1.5 MB]


Member $35 (renewed annually)
Patron $50 (renewed annually)
Fellow $100 (renewed annually)
Sponsor $150 (renewed annually)
Life $1,000
Benefactor $5,000
Musician's Circle $10,000
Performer's Circle $25,000
Conductor's Circle $50,000

The Schuman Collection would like to honor individuals who have given tremendously of their times and talents in helping bring this vision to life:

Barb Barasa, web design

Dennis Dunleavy, photography

Harry Purslow, photo scanning

Amy Rodgers, database entry

Tauri Rubaloff, electronic database development

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Early Music America

Early Music America

Galpin Society

The Galpin Society