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Make a Gift Today to Support the Future of Classical Music

The Music Academy relies on the generosity of many to help young artists grow and expand to bring about true change in the world. From individual and corporate donors whose gifts support our operations, to volunteers whose dedication enables our vast array of programs, together they help the Academy create a future where exceptional talent will thrive.

Our supporters are central to our mission of catalyzing the change that will propel classically trained musicians boldly forward. Please consider making a gift to the Music Academy today, as we forge new paths in the music world and beyond.

Georgia Lynn, Council Member & Compeer

"Being a member of the Council of Contributors is exciting, enriching, and prudent, supporting the future of performing arts."

Georgia Lynn, Council Member & Compeer

Annual Giving & Donor Benefits

Attend behind-the-scenes rehearsals, on-campus vocal auditions, and many other donor-exclusive events not available to the general public.
Listed below are the exciting benefits we extend to our valued annual fund donors.

Friend of the Music Academy Donations

Donations ranging $50 – $2,499

Academy Fan donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement

Orchestra Member donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement

Principal Chair donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement
  • Invitation to one Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal

Concertmaster donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement
  • Invitation to two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals

Soloist donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement
  • Conductor donor benefits include

    • Invitation to Academy Festival Orchestra pre-concert champagne reception
    • FanFare newsletter
    • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement
    • Invitation to two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals
    • Invitation to Vocal Institute auditions

Council of Contributors Donations

Donations of $2500 and up

Council donor benefits include

  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances – each level receives priority over the preceding level
  • Invitations to:
    • Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated alumni artist
    • donor-exclusive Academy Festival Orchestra pre-concert champagne receptions
    • Vocal Institute auditions
    • two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals
  • Personalized donor-concierge services by Academy administration
  • Advanced picnic table reservations for Picnic Concerts in all campus gardens

Premier Council donor benefits include

  • Invitation to a curated conversation with a faculty or guest artist or conductor
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances – each level receives priority over the preceding level
  • Invitations to:
    • Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated alumni artist
    • donor-exclusive Academy Festival Orchestra pre-concert champagne receptions
    • Vocal Institute auditions
    • two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals
  • Personalized donor-concierge services by Academy administration
  • Advanced picnic table reservations for Picnic Concerts in all campus gardens

Luminary Patron donor benefits include

  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances – each level receives priority over the preceding level
  • Invitations to:
    • Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated alumni artist
    • donor-exclusive Academy Festival Orchestra pre-concert champagne receptions
    • Vocal Institute auditions
    • two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals
    • Invitation to a curated conversation with a faculty or guest artist or conductor
  • Personalized donor-concierge services by Academy administration
  • Advanced picnic table reservations for Picnic Concerts in all campus gardens
  • Early ticket access and priority seating for the Summer Festival

75th Anniversary Hope Diamond donor benefits include

  • Acknowledged as a Diamond-level donor
  • Co-sponsor a scholarship for a 2022 fellow NEW!
  • Invitation to the 75th Anniversary President’s Reception at the start of the Summer Festival NEW!
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances – each level receives priority over the preceding level
  • Invitations to:
    • Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated alumni artist
    • donor-exclusive Academy Festival Orchestra pre-concert champagne receptions
    • Vocal Institute auditions
    • Invitation to a curated conversation with a faculty or guest artist or conductor
    • two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals
  • Personalized donor-concierge services by Academy administration
  • Advanced picnic table reservations for Picnic Concerts in all campus gardens
  • Early ticket access and priority seating for the Summer Festival
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice

Scholarship Patron (Taylor-Burton Diamond) donor benefits include

  • Fully sponsor the scholarship for a 2022 fellow
  • Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Acknowledged as a Diamond-level donor
  • Invitation to the 75th Anniversary President’s Reception at the start of the Summer Festival NEW!
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances – each level receives priority over the preceding level
  • Invitations to:
    • Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated alumni artist
    • donor-exclusive Academy Festival Orchestra pre-concert champagne receptions
    • Invitation to a curated conversation with a faculty or guest artist or conductor
    • Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Personalized donor-concierge services by Academy administration
  • Advanced picnic table reservations for Picnic Concerts in all campus gardens
  • Early ticket access and priority seating for the Summer Festival
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • President’s Circle (Star of the West Diamond) donor benefits include

    • Teaching artist sponsorship opportunities
    • Invitation to attend salon recitals hosted by the Music Academy’s President and CEO
    • Opportunity to sit onstage among the fellows during an Academy Festival Orchestra rehearsal
    • Acknowledged as a Diamond-level donor
    • Invitation to the 75th Anniversary President’s Reception at the start of the Summer Festival NEW!
    • Fully sponsor the scholarship for a 2022 fellow
    • Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
    • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances – each level receives priority over the preceding level
    • Invitations to:
      • Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated alumni artist
      • donor-exclusive Academy Festival Orchestra pre-concert champagne receptions
      • Vocal Institute auditions
      • Invitation to a curated conversation with a faculty or guest artist or conductor
      • two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals
    • Personalized donor-concierge services by Academy administration
    • Advanced picnic table reservations for Picnic Concerts in all campus gardens
    • Early ticket access and priority seating for the Summer Festival
    • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice

    $200 goods and services

Leadership Circle (Earth Star Diamond) donor benefits include

  • Opportunity to sponsor a teaching artist or subscription series
  • Reserved parking on the upper campus near Hahn Hall at all Music Academy events
  • Acknowledged as a Diamond-level donor
  • Invitation to the 75th Anniversary President’s Reception at the start of the Summer Festival NEW!
  • Fully sponsor the scholarship for a 2022 fellow
  • Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Teaching artist sponsorship opportunities
  • Invitation to attend salon recitals hosted by the Music Academy’s President and CEO
  • Opportunity to sit onstage among the fellows during an Academy Festival Orchestra rehearsal
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances – each level receives priority over the preceding level
  • Invitations to:
    • Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated alumni artist
    • donor-exclusive Academy Festival Orchestra pre-concert champagne receptions
    • Vocal Institute auditions
    • Invitation to a curated conversation with a faculty or guest artist or conductor
    • two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals
  • Personalized donor-concierge services by Academy administration
  • Advanced picnic table reservations for Picnic Concerts in all campus gardens
  • Early ticket access and priority seating for the Summer Festival
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice

$200 goods and services

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Special Events

Vehicle Donations

Academy in your Will

The Music Academy can accept donations in many forms – Cash Gifts, Stock Transfers, Donor Advised Funds, Mutual Funds, IRA Charitable Rollovers, among others. To discuss any of these options, or if you have any questions, please contact Jodi Barnard at 805-695-7918 or jbarnard@musicacademy.org

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