The Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts in Greek mythology. They were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. 

Choose the MUSE that best fits your budget and become a Friend OF MUSEAll Friends of MUSE receive a playbill listing (see an example of our latest playbill here)


  • CALLIOPE         $25

  • ERATO               $50+

  • EUTERPE           $100+

  • THALIA              $250+

  • POLYHYMNIA   $500+

  • SAPPHO            $1000+

  • VENUS             $1500+

Ruth Rowan Memorial Fund

​Ruth Rowan's life was a force for good. Donations received in Ruth's honor will go to the ongoing sustainability of MUSE, an organization Ruth loved, and toward ensuring that the MUSE concert experience will remain accessible to all people. To honor her 30-plus years of service to MUSE, you may donate here in her name.


You may read more about Ruth here.

Enduring Spirit Award

The Enduring Spirit Award is an annual award given to a person(s) who is nominated and honored by others through MUSE. The award offers a meaningful way to honor individuals (present or posthumously), who exemplify the underlying mission of MUSE. See previous Enduring Spirit Award winners here.

Many MUSE fans know and love someone in their lives who has become an “enduring spirit”. This person’s words and deeds have given to the community, and their tireless, selfless actions have emulated the work of MUSE. MUSE is dedicated to social change and wants to honor those people who have also dedicated their lives to that end. Perhaps there is someone among your friends, family, co-workers or acquaintances that is celebrating a birthday, retirement or someone you wish to honor - just because! Naming this person as an Enduring Spirit recipient might be the perfect way.

The individual can be chosen by a group of people or an individual wishing to confer this special honor upon someone. A donation of $1,000.00 or more is made to MUSE, and MUSE and her constituency recognize the honoree. Think about MUSE, and think about those people who have touched your life, others’ lives and whose legacy needs to be recognized and sustained. Sustaining MUSE and her courage, strength and dedication, in partnership with the naming of an “Enduring Spirit”, will influence generations to come. To find out more, please contact us below.

Therese Edell Commissioned Composer Fund

In 2008, singer-songwriter, Therese Edell was honored as an MUSE Enduring Spirit recipient.

Because of her pioneering contributions to the world of women’s music and to MUSE – the board of MUSE unanimously agreed that honoring Therese would be continued through a commissioning program. MUSE often commissions composers to compose pieces for MUSE. Money collected for the Therese Edell Commissioned Composer Fund will perpetuate the artistry of Therese Edell and new music for MUSE.

Make a contribution to the Therese Edell Commissioned Composer Fund! Your generous contribution is tax-deductible.

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