Chamber Music (MUS 229) opportunities allow students to perform works for various combinations of instruments or voices, such as duets, trios, quartets, and more. For additional information on how you can become involved with Chamber Music performance at Drew, please contact Prof. David Iskowitz at diskowitz@drew.edu.

The Jill Spurr Titus Scholars

Jill Spurr Titus graduated from Drew University in May 1989 with a double major in Music and Psychology. She was enrolled as a graduate student at Lesley College (Cambridge, MA) in the Creative Arts Therapy Program when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident. It is the wish and hope of the Music Department together with Jill’s parents, who have made this scholarship possible, that the memory of Jill and her remarkable spirit may continue here at Drew. We wish that her memory live on, not only because Jill was a gifted musician who was always willing to do anything possible to further the musical life at Drew, but also because she was a generous person who was concerned about the well-being of others. Perhaps no remembrance speaks more to the heart of Jill’s nature than of her desire to play her oboe for comatose patients in the hospital. Even though she had no way of knowing whether or not they heard her, she firmly believed that her efforts and her music could alleviate their suffering. The Jill Spurr Titus Scholars are instrumentalists chosen for their skill, talent, and dedication to performing music. The scholars perform one concert at the end of the full academic year representing music that they have prepared both as a group and on their own over the course of the year. We hope that the Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship in Music will serve as an inspiration to other students at Drew and encourage them to develop an enthusiasm for music, service, and education like that shown by Jill Spurr Titus.