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From the Heart, For the Kingdom

From the Heart for the Kingdom LogoThe following strategic priority was established as part of the five-year From the Heart, For the Kingdom capital campaign, which concluded in June 2018. 

In response to this priority and others, through your generosity, we surpassed our $175M goal for the campaign and raise over $187M to make a Wheaton College education more Remarkable, Relevant, and Reachable for years to come.


The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music has been gathering strength in recent years and is poised to reach new levels of artistic excellence and cultural influence.

Strategic Priorities

Yet our facilities lag far behind the caliber of our program and in some cases are unacceptable in size and quality for our current program. Improvements made through the Promise of Wheaton have bridged the gap to what is truly needed: a major new facility for music and the performing arts. This building will enhance the education of our musicians—not only our Conservatory students, but also many others who take lessons or participate in our main ensembles—and improve the experience of those attending hundreds of concerts and recitals each year. Initial planning will:

  • Conduct a cost and feasibility study.
  • Determine the location of the new Conservatory building and campus center for the performing arts.
  • Determine the scope of the project in connection with requirements for the possible future use of McAlister and/or Pierce Chapel by the Conservatory or others.
  • Enable the Trustees to proceed with next steps in the process.