$17M gift supports Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences, propels forward vision for School of Music’s future

June 1, 2020
Timashev Family Music Building exterior

The Ohio State University alumnus Ratmir Timashev MS ’96 and his wife, Angela Timashev, have committed their charitable foundation to provide $17 million to the College of Arts and Sciences. This gift – the largest philanthropic contribution made by an individual or foundation in the college’s history – will support construction of a new music building as part of the university’s emerging Arts District. It will also support the renovation of the Celeste Laboratory of Chemistry and create endowed scholarships for Arts and Sciences students.

In recognition of this incredible generosity, the new music building will be named the Timashev Family Music Building, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

Equipped with modern performance and practice spaces and venues with the capacity to host world-class performers, visiting faculty and free community-wide performances, the Timashev Family Music Building will be among the most acoustically and technologically advanced facilities in the nation upon its completion in 2022. This new facility, connecting to the existing Weigel Hall, will bring together all music education and instruction under one roof.

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