Sue Miller Fund

Sue Miller Violin sitting in an open carrying case lined in a blue colored lining Sue Miller Violin sitting in an open carrying case lined in a blue colored lining
The Sue Miller Violin, valued at $1.1 million

The Miller family has initiated a Frost School of Music Instrument Collection with a generous donation of a rare, early 18th-century Guarneri violin valued at $1.1 million. The violin will be named the Sue Miller Violin.

The Frost School is one of the greatest music schools in the world. These fine and rare instruments will not only help attract brilliant musicians to the school but also help them have performance experiences at the highest level. You can help by making a gift to purchase any of the instruments below, or a contribution in any amount towards our total goal of nearly $2.7 million.

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Frost School of Music - Instrument Naming Opportunities

The Frost School of Music is establishing a Miller String Quintet, to be comprised of world-class performance fellows in the school. The following rare and valuable instruments will make this a peerless program, affording young artists the opportunity to perform on instruments normally played by established classical music stars.

Rare and Historic String Instruments for the Miller Family String Quintet

  • Guarneri Violin - DONATED $1.1 million Named the Sue Miller Violin by the Miller Family
  • Cello - $600,000 Your name here
  • Viola - $300,000 Your name here
  • Double Bass - $100,000 Your name here
  • Violin - $50,000 Your name here

Frost School of Music - Other Instrument Needs

The following high-caliber instruments are not often owned by students but are very important to their education. Your gift enhances the unique training and career preparation the Frost School of Music can offer to great young artists.

  • Set of four Timpani drums - $40,000
  • Contrabassoon - $35,000
  • Two Bassett Horns - $15,000 each
  • Two English Horns - $12,500 each
  • Bass Clarinet - $11,500
  • CC Tuba - $19,500
  • F Tuba - $13,000
  • Eb Clarinet - $8,000
  • Piccolo - $4,600
  • Soprano Saxophone - $4,500
  • Bass Flute - $3,200
  • Three Flugelhorns - $3,200 each