This fund provides money for special opportunities or extraordinary needs - and music has many such opportunities and needs! Faculty and students can travel to present a concert or take part in a special event. Faculty can take part in a special opportunity to update their skills. Professors need to be aware of the latest developments in their field, so that they can pass this knowledge on to their students. The program can purchase special equipment, music scores, resources, or training modules to help our students attain success and achieve their goals. The program could also use this fund for the maintenance of instruments or even the purchase of new ones. These activities and others like them enrich our students immeasurably, enhancing the education they receive at UIS - but we could not do any of them without the discretionary money given to this fund.