$10 million gift to help fund music building at Mizzou

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Billionaires Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield have donated $10 million to help fund a new School of Music building at the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus.

The gift, the largest donation for the arts in the university’s history, was announced Friday.

The university is still raising additional funds for the $74 million building. Construction is expected to start next year.

The building will allow music programs at Missouri to all be housed under one roof. The university says that the School of Music currently uses five buildings.

The School of Music building will be part of a larger project that includes renovation of the Fine Arts Building.