Benjamin F. Ward Endowed Fund for Music
Supports and enhances the work of the School of Music.
Established in 2013 through a bequest from Benjamin F. Ward to provide support for the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. A member of the Board of Visitors at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Benjamin F. Ward (Ph.D. 1972, Yale University) joined the faculty of Duke University in 1980 and has taught courses in Arabic, comparative literature, German Studies, and philosophy. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Review of Metaphysics, The Southern Humanities Review, The Indian Journal of Philosophy, and The Journal of Music Theory. He has served for a number of years as a Woodrow Wilson National Scholar and has been a humanities consultant to the Mellon and Woodrow Wilson Foundations. Professor Ward is also a concert pianist who performs in solo recitals and with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. The Benjamin F. Ward Endowed Fund for Music honors Dr. Ward’s generous support for promoting excellent education for emerging music artists in their studies at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.