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Shannon Langman
Moores School of Music
Patron Relations Coordinator
email: slangman@uh.edu
phone: 713 - 743 - 8036

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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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

Board Members

Co-Presidents
Jackie and Malcolm Mazow

Immediate Past President
Jo Dee Wright

Vice President, Membership
Helen Shaffer

Assistant Secretary, Corresponding
Rita Aron

Secretary, Recording
Carla Burns

Opera Production Council Chair
Robin Angly

Past Presidents 

Jo Dee Wright, 2018-2020

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

Board of Trustees 2020-2021  

Ann Ayre Linda Katz
Meg Boulware Marie LeNotre
Terry Ann Brown Mark Levine
Darlene Clark Shirley Rose
Beth Del Pico Kathi Rovere
Mariglyn Glenn Richard J. Schmitt
Stephen Glenn Donna Shen
Marita Glodt Nancy Strohmer
Sean Gorman Rhonda Sweeney
Gary Hollingsworth and Ken Hyde Betty Tutor
Alan Holzberg Bob Wilkins
Ellen Holzberg Mary Ann Wilkins

Advisory Board 2019-2020

Christopher Bacon Mary Ann McKeithan
Tom Becker Cathy McNamara
Anne Boss Cora Sue and Harry Mach
Nancy Bowden Celia Morgan
Cheryl Byington Jo and Joseph Nogee
Lori Blasser and Oscar Salcedo Kitten and Ron Page
Zarine Boyce Kusum Patel
Katherine and Trey Brady Carroll R. Ray
Julie Cogan Sally and Norman Reynolds
Joann Crassas Carol Lee Robertson
Helen B. Davis Lillie Robertson
Vicky Dominguez Minette Robinson
Cathy Coers Frank Evie Ronald
Joyce Frassanito Donna Scott and Mitch Glassman
Diane and Harry Gendel Donna Shen
Beatrice and Gregory Graham Satoko and Anthony Shou
John Grimmett Julie Anderson-Smith
Thom Guthrie and Tommy Thompson Susan Thompson
Donna and Gene Hammons Ann and Karl Tornyos
Gladys Hooker Virginia and Gage Van Horn
Sophia and Keith James Barbara Van Postman
Barbara Johnson Carol and Carl Vartian
Mady Kades Nancy Willerson
Joan and Marvin Kaplan Beth Wolff
Janis Landry Cyvia Wolff
Shannon Langman Louis Wu
Geraldine and Kenneth Lehrer Gay Yellen

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*

(*) Deceased

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