Fund created by late choral conductor and alumnus to benefit future students

Joseph Flummerfelt (FAA ’71) at his death left a bequest of $650,000 to found the Joseph R. Flummerfelt Fund for Graduate Choral Study.

 

One of the most distinguished alumni of the Illinois choral program, Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt, passed away last spring. After retiring to Indianapolis five years ago, Joe visited our campus often, attending concerts and sharing his experience and artistry with our students as a guest conductor and teacher, including co-teaching the first three summer Choral Conducting Symposiums alongside his former student Andrew Megill. His generosity to our students, as both teacher and artist, were profound, and at his death he left a bequest of $650,000 to found the Joseph R. Flummerfelt Fund for Graduate Choral Study.

We are deeply grateful for his legacy as one of the greatest of American choral conductors, and for his financial gift, which will benefit our students for generations to come. For information on the Joseph R. Flummerfelt Fund (or one of the other funds that benefit the choral division, such as the Harold Decker Fund for Choral Excellence, or one of the funds which benefit a specific choral ensemble), visit our website.

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