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Emily Wolfe
Moores School of Music
Patron Relations Coordinator
email: ewolfe@uh.edu

Our Mission

The Moores Society's mission is to support 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.

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Initiatives

Concerto Competition 2021

Competition Chairs

Darlene Clark, President Elect, Moores Society
Rita Aron, Trustee, Moores Society

Prizes & Underwriters

$1,500 Grand Prize, Strings: Jane and Dick Schmitt
$1,500 Grand Prize, Voice: (available)
$500 Audience Choice Award: Rita Aron
$750 Preliminary Round Prize, Strings: (2 available)
$750 Preliminary Round Prize, Voice: Ellen and Alan Holzberg (1 available)
$250 Honorable Mention Awards (2 available)

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Fall Luncheon

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.

Membership Levels 
Friend $120  |   Patron $250  |   Partner $500  |   Director $1,000+

All membership levels benefits include:

- Invitations to events throughout the year to learn about projects involving development and philanthropy to further student success and build music comradery with peers in the Houston Community
- Attend educational programs and volunteer in your area of interest
- Exclusive access to behind the scenes experiences and rehearsal tours at the Moores School of Music

Friend $120  - FMV $0
  • Program listing
  • Notifications about upcoming masterclasses and guest lecturers
  • Invitation to Coffee with Courtney
    A meet and greet with the director of the Moores School of Music and reception
Patron $250  - FMV $0
  • Program listing
  • Notifications about upcoming masterclasses and guest lecturers
  • Invitation to Coffee with Courtney
    A meet and greet with the director of the Moores School of Music and reception
    Invitation to Moores School of Music “Thank You” events
Partner $500  - FMV $0
  • Program listing
  • Notifications about upcoming masterclasses and guest lecturers
  • Invitation to Coffee with Courtney
    A meet and greet with the director of the Moores School of Music and reception
  • Invitation to Moores School of Music “Thank You” events
  • Invitation to International Piano Festival reception
  • Moores School of Music rehearsal tours given by student members of the Director’s Student Advisory Council
Director $1,000+  - FMV $0
  • Program listing
  • Notifications about upcoming masterclasses and guest lecturers
  • Invitation to Coffee with Courtney
    A meet and greet with the director of the Moores School of Music and reception
  • Invitation to Moores School of Music “Thank You” events
  • Invitation to International Piano Festival reception
  • Moores School of Music rehearsal tours given by student members of the Director’s Student Advisory Council
  • Invitation to open dress rehearsals for select programs
  • Invitations to other special events throughout the year

*Benefits subject to donor level and subject to change 
*Each benefit level includes the benefits of the lower levels 
*Events may be in person, virtual, or a combination 

Courtney Crappell

The mission of the Moores School of Music is to provide a comprehensive training program for gifted musicians in one of the finest public university schools of music in the nation.

We have nearly 100 outstanding faculty who come from the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, La Scala, and numerous other of the finest professional music organizations in the world. We have over 600 students from the world over, in fields ranging from music performance to music education to musicology. And we produce over 300 concerts and events annually, on-campus in our three beautiful performance spaces—including the world-renowned Moores Opera House—and off-campus in the city of Houston. The school is a dynamic, exciting place—one that mirrors the vibrant, multicultural, and artistically vital city in which it is located.

We invite you to learn more about the Moores School of Music on our website, pay us a visit, or join us at one of our many public performances.

Courtney Crappell
Director, Moores School of Music

Moores Society Board

Executive Board 2021-2022

Presidents
Jackie & Malcolm Mazow

Immediate Past President
Jo Dee Wright
Vice President/President Elect
Darlene Clark

Vice President, Membership
Diane Gendel

Secretary, Recording
Linda Katz
Assistant Secretary, Corresponding
Nancy Willerson

Opera Production Council Chair
Robin Angly

Audience Development Chair 
Ann Ayre

 

 

Board of Trustees 2021-2022  

Robin Angly Gary Hollingsworth & Ken Hyde
Rita Aron Alan Holzberg
Ann Ayre Ellen Holzberg
Meg Boulware Linda Katz
Terry Ann Brown Jackie & Malcolm Mazow
Carla Burns Dr. Gary Patterson
Darlene Clark Shirley Rose
Julie Cogan Richard J Schmitt
Victoria Dominguez Helen Shaffer
Dr. Timothy K. Doyle Donna Shen
Dr. Warren Ellsworth Rhonda Sweeney
Debbie Feuer Ann And Karl Tornyos
Diane Gendel Betty Tutor
Mariglyn Glenn Mary Ann & Bob Wilkins
Stephen Glenn Nancy Willerson
Marita Glodt Beth Wolff
Sean Gorman Jo Dee Wright

Advisory Board 2021-2022

Sheila Aron   
Jennifer Meyer   
Christopher Bacon 
Celia Morgan  
Philamena Baird  
Jo and Joseph Nogee  
Chris Becker   
Kitten and Ron Page  
Tom Becker  
Kusum Patel  
Anne Boss  
Fran Fawcett Peterson 
Nancy Bowden  
Carroll R. Ray  
Zarine Boyce  
Carol Lee Robertson  
Cheryl Byington  
Lillie Robertson  
Anna Dean  
Minette Robinson  
Vicky Dominguez  
Heidi Rockecharlie  
Ann Faget   
Kathi Rovere 
Kelli Fein   
Donna Scott & Mitch Glassman  
Cathy Coers Frank  
Donna Shen  
Joyce Frassanito  
Satoko and Anthony Shou  
Frank Geider, MS DDS   
Nancy Strohmer  
Diane and Harry Gendel  
Susan Thompson  
Beatrice and Gregory Graham  
Ann and Karl Tornyos  
Maureen Higdon  
Virginia & Gage Van Horn  
Donna and Gene Hammons  
Barbara Van Postman  
Gladys Hooker  
Carol & Carl Vartian  
Mady Kades  
Nancy Willerson  
Janis Landry  
Phyllis Williams 
Cora Sue and Harry Mach  
Beth Wolff  
Jack Matzer  
Cyvia Wolff  
Mary Ann McKeithan  
Gay Yellen 
Cathy McNamara  

Past Presidents 

Jo Dee Wright, 2018-2020

Susan Osterberg, 2017-2018

Rhonda Sweeney, 2015-2017

Beverly Kaufman, 2013-2015

Kathi Rovere, 2011-2013

Shirley Rose, 2010-2011

Cathy McNamara, 2009-2010

Philamena Baird, 2008-2009

Helen P. Shaffer, 2006-2008

Philip A. Bahr, 2005-2006

Diane Gendel, 2004-2005

Sharon Ley Lietzow, 2002-2004

Robert F. Lietzow, 2000-2002

Philip J. Berquist, 1997-2000

Betty C. Jukes, 1995-1997

Mary Ann McKeithan, 1994-1995

Richard Morgan, 1992-1994

Sally Reynolds, 1988-1992

Stephen Harbachick*, 1984-1988

Founding Trustees

Charlene and Phillip J.* Carroll Anne and Barry Munitz
Barbara and Gerald D. Hines* Marilyn and Gene Reamer
Diana* and Bill Hobby Wilhelmina “Beth” Robertson
Belle Johnson Shirley and Donald M.*Rose
Betty C. and Gene* McDavid Louisa Stude Sarofim
George P. Mitchell* Nan and Richard P.* Schissler, Jr.
John J. Moores Goldye Marian Spain*
Margaret Alkek Williams

Honorary Trustees

Philip Berquist Sybil Roos
Marie Bosarge Ann Sakowitz*
Renee Danziger* Charles Saunders*
Marian Yeagar Enete* David Tomatz*
Carlisle Floyd David Ashley White
Ulyesse J. LeGrange Philip Winston
Beth Madison Elsa Wolf*

 

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Fall Luncheon student performance

"My devotion to Moores School of Music grows deeper with each passing year. by turning dreams of studying music into a reality for many. One young musician, instead of studying music, worked to care for his father with alzheimer’s and his brother who was severely injured in Afghanistan. Knowing without the assistance of Moores Society he would not be the accomplished award winning violist he is today is the most incredible feeling." - Debbie Feuer, Moores Society Member