UNCG receives $2 million gift

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — UNCG officials announced Friday that the school received a $2 million donation from a composer and his wife.

Dr. Harold A. Schiffman and Dr. Jane Perry-Camp gave the money to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The money will be used for music scholarships and support the University Libraries and the Music Library will be named for this gift, officials said.

Schiffman was born in Greensboro and said the school was important in his development as a musician. He said he has attended and performed there several times.

“Now, UNCG has become a home for my musical archive, and I am truly grateful for the wonderful care for it from the staff of the Jackson Library and the School of Music, Theater, and Dance,” he said, in a prepared statement.  

The donation is the largest gift to the School of Music, Theatre and Dance since its inception in 2010 and to the School of Music since 2001, said John Deal, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at UNCG.

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