Santa Clara University


Supporting Music at Santa Clara

The continued growth and success of our students and programs are made possible by the generous support of community members and alumni. Donations provide our students with enhanced learning opportunities such as training and collaborating with professionals and purchasing needed equipment. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please take a moment to review the funds listed below.

Donation Funds

Friends of Music

The SCU Music Department is committed to bringing the best in live musical performance to our audiences free of charge. Donations are used to facilitate the growth and needs of the Department of Music, its students, and ensembles, and to ensure that we can continue to provide the best of musical performance free of charge. Donation cards are available at all performances. Please make checks payable to: SCU Friends of Music.

Arrigo and Catherine Descalzi Prize

Established in 1990 in honor of Arrigo and Catherine Descalzi, this award is presented to the senior music student who, in the judgment of the Music Department faculty, best demonstrates artistic growth and dedication to the art of music. Please make checks payable to: SCU Friends of Music, and write "Descalzi Prize" on the memo line.

Performing Arts Advisory Board Fund

This fund provides needed equipment and extended learning opportunities for the students and programs of the Department of Theater and Dance and the Department of Music. Please make checks payable to: SCU Performing Arts Advisory Board.


Please make checks payable as noted above and mail to:

Santa Clara University, Department of Music

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0344

If you would like to donate an item or materials to the Department of Music, please contact the Department's office at 408/554-4428 or

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