Student Fundraising

All NISOM private students will participate in a fundraiser each school year.

Why Student Fundraisers?
NISOM is a non-profit organization, and without fundraisers, we would not be able to offer instruction. The tuition students pay doesn't cover all the costs of giving you lessons. What’s included in those costs? Someone to teach you (teacher pay), a safe place to learn (facilities & utilities), performance opportunities (recitals), and lesson-related administrative costs. It does not include the costs of any of NISOM’s other programs or general administrative costs.

We could charge more tuition and not do any fundraising, but doing so would make lessons too expensive for most our students. As a non-profit community school, our goal is to make music accessible to everyone!

Instead our staff, board, and volunteers work very hard to raise money other ways, and student splay an important part in helping make up some of the difference.

What Are My Options?
We offer three student fundraiser options for the 2017-2018 school year: Playathon, volunteer, or donate. Every private student should select one of these.

Playathon, December 10, 2017
Our primary student fundraiser is Playathon on December 10, 2017 during A Roshek Holiday. Similar to a walk-a-thon, students collect sponsorships and then perform in a grand public recital. Plus, you earn fun prizes! Look for complete details coming in your Playathon packet in the fall. The goal for each student is to raise $100, and students earn fun prizes for their efforts.

Various volunteer opportunities will be announced throughout the year, such as distributing posters and writing notes to donors. Watch for announcements as opportunities arise, or contact our office to make other arrangements.

If you would prefer to contribute financially, you can make a tax-deductible gift. Suggested donation amounts per student are $100 for the school year (the equivalent of the Playathon goal) OR $45 each trimester.

Thank You! We truly appreciate our students’ efforts with fundraisers. Please contact our office if you have any questions.


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Upcoming Events

Student Recitals

Free Student Performances
Saturday, May 19
9:30AM, 11AM, and 1PM


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ChamberFest Dubuque Workshop

Led by Michael Gilbertson & Friends
Wednesday, June 6, 5:30-7PM

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ChamberFest Dubuque Concert

Featuring Michael Gilbertson & Friends
Thursday, June 7, 7PM

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