Friends of the Conservatory

Support high-quality music education in your community

Lynn University’s Friends of the Conservatory of Music supports high-quality music education through fundraising and community outreach.

Since 2003, the Friends have raised more than $2 million to support free tuition scholarships and room and board to all Conservatory of Music students.

Annual gifts and ticket purchases for special events help meet the immediate needs of music performance students.

We're grateful for your friendship and financial support. Friends of the Conservatory members receive:

  • The best seats in the house with opportunities to purchase tickets in advance
  • Preseason discounts for Arts, Culture & Ideas subscription series
  • Arts, Culture & Ideas publications and reminders about upcoming shows
  • Two free concerts and invitations to members-only Friendship Tea

Become a friend

The Friends of the Conservatory board of directors are volunteers who are highly involved in the organization. They meet throughout the academic year and work closely with the Conservatory of Music and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs to support our strategic mission and priorities.

Barbara Gutin, President, Friends of the Conservatory

2016-17 Friends of the Conservatory Board

Honorary member

Elaine Johnson Wold

Executive board

President, Barbara Gutin
Vice President, Linda Melcer
Treasurer, Caryn Levison
Parliamentarian, Marilyn Swillinger

Committees

Gingerbread Concert Co-Chairman, Kim Champion
Gingerbread Concert Co-Chairman, Kay Cook
Historian, Deanna Wheeler
Hospitality, Barbi Block
Outreach, Herb Kayne
Outreach Concert Chair, Manny Capote
Program/Education, Alyce Erickson
Program/Education Assistant, Pam Coffey

Members-at-large

Kathy Dickenson
Gloria Fiveson
Karen Krumholtz
Mary Anne Kull
Asa Loof
Mary Ann Milhous
Marilyn Nelson
Ioulia Nikiforova
Kristen Oliver
Isabelle Paul
Pat Thomas
Pat Toppel
René Malès
Kirsten Stephenson
Ben Heyward

Members emeritus

Renee Feder
Mary Anna Fowler
Marlene Goldstein
Anne Green
Raemali King
Jeannine Morris
Sylvia Oliver
Lew Roth
Margaret Mary Shuff
Mary Simmons
Peggy Stein
Susan Urso
Margaret Westervelt
Herb Kayne

Ioulia Nikiforova
Ioulia Nikiforova

Although she moved on to Morgan Stanley in 2011, Nikiforova never really left Lynn. She has continued to contribute financial gifts to Friends of the Conservatory. Read more

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René Malès

Classical music enthusiast René Malès has made a generous $50,000 bequest to Lynn’s Conservatory of Music’s Piano Studio. Read more.

Lynn accepts credit cards via our secure online form.

Give by mail
Make check payable to Lynn University and mail it to:

Lynn University
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431-5507

We are Lynn

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Standing in front of 2 Dialogue of Justice and Civic Life readings, but it is actually a parking garage in Kansas City
Sindee Kerker, faculty member
Pride Parade
GSA participated in the West Palm Beach Pride Parade this weekend: a first for the Lynn club.
Scott Kidwell, staff member
Suicide Awareness Walk
Lynn students attended the Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk at FAU to advocate for mental health locally.
Alexandra Cunningham, faculty member
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A member of the Rollins College Debate team accepts the top speaker award at the 1st Lynn Debates March 25.
Christopher Cohen, student
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The Lynn Debate team after hosting the 1st ever Lynn Debates March 25. Lynn sent two teams to semifinals.
Christopher Cohen, student
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While studying abroad in New Zealand I went to a live taping of NZ Family Feud!
Chase Cohen, student

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