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UW-Eau Claire student, Mariah Sands, in South Africa

international guest artist

Global Performing Arts Endowment

Help us make the world our stage - and bring the world to UW-Eau Claire!

Many UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts students benefit from travel abroad for performance opportunities and immersion experiences. Many also are thrilled to have interactions with the world-class artists our faculty bring to campus to perform and conduct master classes.

To ensure more of our students and faculty can have these transformational opportunities, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation has established the Global Performing Arts Endowment. The fund will support student and faculty experiences like these:

  • study-abroad experiences for performing arts students
  • student ensemble participation at international festivals
  • student and faculty exchanges with universities from around the world.
The Blugold Marching Band performing with the Tanjong Katong Secondary School in  Singapore.

Blugold Marching Band performed for the Tanjong Katong Secondary School in Singapore

Giving opportunities

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation has set a goal of $300,000 in gifts and pledges for the endowment. Gifts of any amount are appreciated in support of the opportunities the Global Performing Arts Endowment will provide our students and faculty.

We encourage you to thoughtfully consider a gift at one of the following levels (gifts may be pledged over five years):

Symphony | $1,000

Concerto | $5,000

Sonata | $10,000

Gifts of any amount
All contributions are welcome and appreciated.

Thank you for considering a gift to support the Global Performing Arts Endowment at UW-Eau Claire. For more information, contact Gretchen Peters, music and theatre arts department chair, at or 715-836-4102.

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"The arts serve as a mirror, reflecting core cultural values. Through opportunities to truly engage with the arts from around the world, students learn to appreciate the similarities between cultures, as well as the fundamental differences. With this understanding comes respect, which is so important in today's global environment."

Gretchen Peters, chair