Willamette to hold concert in honor of music professor

The Willamette University Department of Music will present a concert in memory of professor David Ingram, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center. Faculty and students will perform and read tributes in honor of Ingram, who passed away June 27. The concert is free and open to the public.

With a bachelor's in music from East Texas University and a master's from the University of Arkansas, Ingram joined Willamette's faculty in 1985. He taught piano, class piano and served as Accompanying Coordinator for the Department of Music. Ingram performed frequently as a soloist and with the Salem Chamber Orchestra. He was an active member of the Oregon Music Teachers' Association, recently serving as president of the McMinnville chapter.

"David was the embodiment of professionalism, and he had a deep passion for music and teaching," said Anita King, professor and chair of Willamette's music department. "Sharing his love of music is a most fitting tribute."

The Department of Music has established The David Ingram Memorial Fund for Excellence in Performance to provide scholarships, opportunities for workshops, master classes and tuition for summer study. The fund is in honor of Ingram's many accomplishments and values, including a high level of artistry, exceptional sensitivity in ensemble work, technical mastery, a strong work ethic and personal integrity.

Contributions are welcome through Willamette University Development and Alumni Relations:

The David Ingram Fund for Excellence in Performance
Willamette University, Attn: Heather Malcolm
Development and Alumni Relations
900 State St.
Salem, OR 97301