Support

Transforming lives through philanthropy

Gifts to the Music Academy of the West are deeply appreciated and enable us to create the most innovative, exciting, and comprehensive Summer School and Festival possible – as well as our year-round Sing! children’s choral program and Innovation Institute.

Your involvement is particularly meaningful during this challenging year and is what enabled the Music Academy to pivot to create the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute. Our investors are partners in our mission and help us ensure a strong future for classical music.

I was inspired by the creative, diverse, and inspirational Academy community… being a member of the Council of Contributors is exciting, enriching, and prudent, supporting the future of performing arts. The operations model is top level, visionary, and sustainable, and the results are apparent in world-class performances and the Academy’s far-reaching influence.

— Georgia Lynn, Council Member & Compeer

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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Join the Monthly Giving Club

Be a champion of the Music Academy of the West year-round!

Your monthly gift, in the amount you choose, will automatically charge to your credit card each month. Your membership is always active, and you may increase, decrease or cancel your monthly contribution at any time by contacting our Advancement Office.

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$10 monthly supporter

$10 Monthly Payment

Benefits Include: 

  • Monthly Giving Club Investor newsletter and listing in the annual Summer Festival Guidebook

$25 monthly sustainer

$25 Monthly Payment

Benefits Include: 

  • Invitation to one working rehearsal during annual Summer Festival
  • Monthly Giving Club Investor newsletter and listing in the annual Summer Festival Guidebook

$50 monthly investor

$50 Monthly Payment

Benefits Include: 

  • Invitation to two working rehearsals during annual Summer Festival
  • Monthly Giving Club Investor newsletter and listing in the annual Summer Festival Guidebook

$100 monthly trendsetter

$100 Monthly Payment

Benefits Include: 

  • Invitation to the Annual Season Preview
  • Monthly Giving Club Investor newsletter and listing in the annual Summer Festival Guidebook
  • Invitation to two working rehearsals during annual Summer Festival

$150 monthly inspirer

$150 Monthly Payment

Benefits Include: 

  • Invitation to the champagne receptions at Academy Festival Orchestra performances at the Granada Theatre
  • Monthly Giving Club Investor newsletter and listing in the annual Summer Festival Guidebook
  • Invitation to two working rehearsals during annual Summer Festival
  • Invitation to the Annual Season Preview

$210 monthly council

$210 Monthly Payment

Benefits Include: 

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.

Council of Contributors

Donations $2,500+

Council - $2,500+

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

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Premier Council - $3,500+

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

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Luminary Patron - $5,000+

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

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75th Anniversary Hope Diamond - $7,500 +

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

Taylor-Burton Diamond (Scholarship Patron) - $10,000+

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
    • 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

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President’s Circle (Star of the West Diamond) - $15,000+

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

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Leadership Circle (Earth Star Diamond) - $25,000+

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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Festival of Friends

Donations $50 – $2,499

Academy Fan - $50+

Academy Fan donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement

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Orchestra Member - $100+

Orchestra Member donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement

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Principal Chair - $250+

Principal Chair donor benefits include

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

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Concertmaster - $500+

Concertmaster donor benefits include

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

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Soloist - $1,000+

Soloist donor benefits include

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

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Conductor - $1,500+

Conductor donor benefits include

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

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