Support

The Music Academy of the West’s 140 young, exceptional fellows train with renowned teaching artists on full-scholarship during our annual Summer School & Festival, which provides the entire community with world-class performances, masterclasses, and more at affordable ticket prices (with all 7-17 year olds free) as part of our Community Access Initiative. It’s your support that makes it all possible.

We have a passion for children, music, and education. The Music Academy provides an invaluable opportunity for young musicians that need guidance in the next step of their careers.

— Drs. J. W. and Sue Colin

Make a one-time donation

Our 140 exceptional fellows train with renowned artists on full-scholarship and the entire resources of the Summer Program provide world-class performances and masterclasses for our community at very affordable prices.
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Music Academy makes a world of opportunities possible for both our classically trained young artists and our community.

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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.

Festival of Friends

Donations $50 – $2,499

Academy Fan - $50+

Academy Fan donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter

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Orchestra Member - $100+

Orchestra Member donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement

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Principal Chair - $250+

Principal Chair donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival

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Concertmaster - $500+

Concertmaster donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal

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Soloist - $1,000+

Soloist donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Invitation to the voice program live auditions

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Conductor - $1,500+

Conductor donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Invitation to the voice program live auditions
  • Invitation to donor-exclusive champagne receptions at all Academy Festival Orchestra concerts at the Granada Theatre

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Council of Contributors

Donations $2,500+

Council - $2,500+

Council donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • Opportunity to purchase Summer Festival and Met: Live in HD tickets before they go on sale to the general public
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Invitation to the voice program live auditions
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances at the Council level
  • Personalized donor-concierge service by Academy administrative staff
  • Invitation to a Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated artist
  • Priority studio matching preference in the Compeer Program
  • Advanced reservations for picnic concerts

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Premier Council - $3,500+

Premier Council donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • Opportunity to purchase Summer Festival and Met: Live in HD tickets before they go on sale to the general public
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Invitation to the voice program live auditions
  • Personalized donor-concierge service by Academy administrative staff
  • Invitation to a Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated artist
  • Priority studio matching preference in the Compeer Program
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances in advance of the preceding Council level
  • Invitation to a side-by-side recital with a beloved faculty member and an alumni NEW
  • Advanced reservations for picnic concerts

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Luminary Patron - $5,000+

Luminary Patron donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • Opportunity to purchase Summer Festival and Met: Live in HD tickets before they go on sale to the general public
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Invitation to the voice program live auditions
  • Personalized donor-concierge service by Academy administrative staff
  • Invitation to a Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated artist
  • Priority studio matching preference in the Compeer Program
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances in advance of the preceding Council level
  • Invitation to a side-by-side recital with a beloved faculty member and an alumni NEW
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Advanced reservations for picnic concerts

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Scholarship Patron - $10,000+

Scholarship Patron donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • Opportunity to purchase Summer Festival and Met: Live in HD tickets before they go on sale to the general public
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Invitation to the voice program live auditions
  • Personalized donor-concierge service by Academy administrative staff
  • Invitation to a Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated artist
  • Priority studio matching preference in the Compeer Program
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances in advance of the preceding Council level
  • Invitation to a side-by-side recital with a beloved faculty member and an alumni NEW
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Name a full scholarship and sponsor a fellow’s experience attending the Academy
  • Premier Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Advanced reservations for picnic concerts

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President’s Circle - $15,000+

President’s Circle donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • Opportunity to purchase Summer Festival and Met: Live in HD tickets before they go on sale to the general public
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Invitation to voice program live auditions
  • Personalized donor-concierge service by Academy administrative staff
  • Invitation to a Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated artist
  • Priority studio matching preference in the Compeer Program
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances in advance of the preceding Council level
  • Invitation to a side-by-side recital with a beloved faculty member and an alumni NEW
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Name a full scholarship and sponsor a fellow’s experience attending the Academy
  • Premier Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Faculty sponsorship opportunities
  • Invitation to attend in-home recitals hosted by the Music Academy president & CEO
  • Onstage rehearsal experience with a 2018 guest conductor
  • Advanced reservations for picnic concerts

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Leadership Circle - $25,000+

Leadership Circle donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Program Book acknowledgement
  • Opportunity to purchase Summer Festival and Met: Live in HD tickets before they go on sale to the general public
  • CD featuring musical highlights from the Summer Festival
  • Invitation to an Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal
  • Invitation to voice program live auditions
  • Personalized donor-concierge service by Academy administrative staff
  • Invitation to a Council-exclusive performance by a celebrated artist
  • Priority studio matching preference in the Compeer Program
  • Priority ticketing and seating at all Academy performances in advance of the preceding Council level
  • Invitation to a side-by-side recital with a beloved faculty member and an alumni NEW
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Name a full scholarship and sponsor a fellow’s experience attending the Academy
  • Premier Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Faculty sponsorship opportunities
  • Invitation to attend in-home recitals hosted by the Music Academy president & CEO
  • Onstage rehearsal experience with a 2018 guest conductor
  • Faculty, guest artist, and subscription series sponsorship opportunities
  • Advanced reservations for picnic concerts
  • Reserved parking near Hahn Hall at all Music Academy events

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