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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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Moores Society Luncheon

Initiatives

Concerto Competition 2022

Final Round Performance: 7:00pm, Oct. 8, 2022

Competition Chair

Ann Tornyos

Prizes & Underwriters

$1,500 Grand Prize, Piano: Gary Hollingsworth & Ken Hyde
$1,500 Grand Prize, Brass, Woodwinds & Percussion: Jane & Dick Schmitt
$500 Audience Choice Award: Rita & Jeff Aron
$750 Preliminary Round Prize, Piano: Linda Katz
$750 Preliminary Round Prize, Piano: A Friend of the Moores Society
$750 Preliminary Round Prize, Brass, Woodwinds & Percussion: Elia Gabbanelli
$750 Preliminary Round Prize, Brass, Woodwinds & Percussion: Elia Gabbanelli
$250 Honorable Mention Awards: Deborah Happ
$250 Honorable Mention Awards: Irena Witt
Reception Underwriters: Ann Ayre, Robert Chanon, Maureen Higdon, & Shirley Rose

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 

Steven Block

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.

Steven Block
Interim Director, Moores School of Music

Moores Society Board

Executive Board 2022-2023

President
Darlene Clark

Immediate Past Presidents
Jackie & Malcolm Mazow

Vice President, Membership
Donna Shen

Secretary, Recording
Linda Katz
Secretary, Corresponding
Nancy Willerson

Opera Production Council Chair
Meg Boulware

Audience Development Chair 

 

 

Board of Trustees 2022-2023  

Rita Aron Gary Hollingsworth & Ken Hyde
Ann Ayre Mady Kades
Mge Boulware Linda Katz
Terry Ann Brown Michelle & Jack Matzer
Carla Burns Shirley Rose
Cheryl Byington Richard J. Schmitt
Julie Cogan Donna Shen
Dr. Timothy Doyle Rhonda Sweeney
Dr. Warren Ellsworth Ann Tornyos
Marita Glodt Mary Ann & Bob Wilkins
Sean Gorman Beth Wolff
Maureen Higdon

Advisory Board 2022-2023

Sheila Aron    Karinne McCullough 
Christopher Bacon 
Mary Ann McKeithan  
Philamena Baird  
Cathy McNamara 
Chris Becker   
Jennifer Meyer  
Tom Becker  
Celia Morgan  
Susan Binney
Jo and Joseph Nogee
Anne Boss  
Kitten and Ron Page
Nancy Bowden  
Kusum Patel 
Zarine Boyce  
Fran Fawcett Peterson  
Robert Chanon  
Carroll R. Ray
Anna Dean  
Jan Rhodes
Vicky Dominguez  
Carol Lee Robertson
Ann Faget   
Lillie Robertson
Kelli Fein   
Heidi Rockecharlie
Cathy Coers Frank  
Kathi Rovere
Joyce Frassanito  
Donna Scott & Mitch Glassman
Mary Fusillo
Helen Shaffer
Elia Gabbanelli
Satoko and Anthony Shou 
Frank Geider, MS DDS   
Nancy Strohmer 
Diane and Harry Gendel  
Susan Thompson  
Mariglyn & Stephen Glenn Virginia & Gage Van Horn  
Beatrice and Gregory Graham   Barbara Van Postman  
Deb Happ
Carol & Carl Vartian  
Ellen & Alan Holzberg Nancy Willerson  
Gladys Hooker  Phyllis Williams 
Janis Landry  
Cyvia Wolff  
Cora Sue and Harry Mach  
Gay Yellen 

Past Presidents 

Jackie & Malcolm Mazow, 2020-2022

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