What will my donation support?

As a learning laboratory for music performance and education, the Hamel Music Center’s outstanding acoustic and recording technology will prepare students to perform at the highest of professional standards and allow faculty, staff, and guests to offer exceptional and innovative educational experiences.

True to our land-grand mission, our enhanced capacity to prepare, present, and capture UW-Madison’s greatest musical moments also will enable us to share our gifts far beyond the borders of campus.

How do I make a gift without requesting a seat plaque inscription? 

Click here to go directly to the UW Foundation’s Hamel Music Center Fund giving page.

What are the specifications for the seat plaques?

Plaques will be affixed to the back of seats in the Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall.

Each plaque is 1 3/8 in. tall by 2 7/8 in. wide, copper, and engraved with black infilled type.

Each plaque may have up to four lines of text with 20 characters (including spaces) per line.

Inscriptions will be in UPPER-CASE LETTERS only. Font size is 16 pt.

All inscriptions are subject to approval by the Mead Witter School of Music.

What is the deadline for submitting my inscription request and donation?

Donations and inscriptions are welcome until further notice. Those received before June 1, 2019 will be installed before October’s opening events.

May I select the location of my seat?

Seats locations will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to request a location, please let us know in the comments field. While not guaranteed, we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

May I sit in the seat I have named when attending performances?

Seat dedications cannot guarantee access to performances. However, most performances do not have assigned seats so we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity!

May I order more than one inscription?

Yes! Please complete the submission process as many times as you wish.

To name five or more seats or to name a section of seats, please contact:

Rebekah Sherman
(608) 572-2077

May I inscribe seats together/near one another?

If you would like to name seats near or next to one another, please let us know in the comments field. While not guaranteed, we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

Are there additional naming opportunities available for larger gifts?

Yes! Opportunities remain to name sections of chairs, and prominent gathering spaces, and more.

For more information, please contact:

Rebekah Sherman
(608) 572-2077

May I inscribe more than one name onto a plaque?

Yes, you may inscribe multiple names onto one plaque, as long as they conform to the specifications listed above.

Can this be a joint gift?

Yes, multiple people may gift one plaque. However, the University of Wisconsin Foundation will process only one form of payment.

My inscription doesn’t fit/can someone help me with the inscription?

We are happy to help. Please contact:

Rebekah Sherman
(608) 572-2077


Where is the Hamel Music Center?

The Hamel Music Center is on the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue. Neighboring the Chazen Museum of Art, it is sited prominently along UW-Madison’s East Campus Gateway and arts corridor.

Hamel Music Center
740 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

Click here for directions to the Hamel Music Center

What can I see at the Hamel Music Center?

Find out about concerts on the Mead Witter School of Music website.

Where can I park when visiting the Hamel Music Center?

The most convenient parking garage is located on Lake Street right across from the Hamel Music Center.

Click here for additional information about parking for concerts and events.