Nick Rudd Music Fund

The Nick Rudd Music Fund was established in August 2020 in loving memory of well-known and beloved local musician and librarian Nick Rudd. The fund will be used for music, poetry, and visual arts related items and programming. If you are interested in contributing to the fund in Nick's memory, you can do so here.

Stay tuned for announcements about additions to our collection from this fund.

About Nick Rudd: Music was Nick’s refuge. He spent hours listening to records where he found a community of like-minded spirits. By age 13 he was already a seasoned concertgoer. At age 14, after intense dedication to the dissection of the musical compositions of others, he picked up the guitar and never put it down. His contributions and influence on the Champaign-Urbana music community run deep. You either saw him perform in one of his many bands or solo acts or heard stories of his legendary talent. It’s impossible to discuss the historic arc of music in the CU community without finding one’s way back to Nick. The Nick Rudd Music Fund was established in loving memory of Nick and is dedicated to all who seek community, creative expression, and joy through the arts.