Annual Giving & Donor Benefits

Support the Future of Classical Music

As a Music Academy donor you have the opportunity to expand the way you experience music.

Your investment in the Music Academy will support transformative educational opportunities for our Fellows through our full-scholarship training program – a commitment that provides free tuition, room, and meals to every Academy Fellow. Your generosity will also enrich the cultural landscape of the Santa Barbara community by supporting our annual Summer Festival of 210 extraordinary events, of which half are completely free to the public.

Please contact Director of Individual Giving and Donor Relations Janey Campbell to inquire about donor opportunities.

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Donor Benefits

Donor Benefits

Listed below are the exciting benefits we extend to our valued annual fund donors, including exclusive orchestra rehearsal sit-ins, champagne pre-concert receptions, and private performances.

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
  • 10% discount card to The Shops

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Principal Chair - $250+

Principal Chair donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement
  • 10% discount card to The Shops
  • Invitation to one Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsal

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Concertmaster - $500+

Concertmaster donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement
  • 10% discount card to The Shops
  • Invitation to two Academy Festival Orchestra closed rehearsals

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Soloist - $1,000+

Soloist donor benefits include

  • FanFare newsletter
  • Festival Guidebook acknowledgement
  • 10% discount card to The Shops
  • 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
  • 10% discount card to The Shops
  • 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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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
    • 10% discount card to The Shops
    • Priority studio matching preference for the Compeer Program

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Premier Council - $3,500+

Premier 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
    • 10% discount card to The Shops
    • Priority studio matching preference for the Compeer Program
  • Invitation to the Premier Council recital

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Luminary Patron - $5,000+

Luminary Patron 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
    • 10% discount card to The Shops
    • Priority studio matching preference for the Compeer Program
  • Invitation to the Premier Council recital
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice

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Scholarship Patron - $10,000+

Scholarship Patron 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
    • 10% discount card to The Shops
    • Priority studio matching preference for the Compeer Program
  • Invitation to the Premier Council recital
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Name a full scholarship and sponsor a 2020 fellow attending the Academy
  • Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice

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President’s Circle - $15,000+

President’s Circle 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
    • 10% discount card to The Shops
    • Priority studio matching preference for the Compeer Program
  • Invitation to the Premier Council recital
  • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Name a full scholarship and sponsor a 2020 fellow attending the Academy
  • Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
  • Teaching artist sponsorship opportunities
  • Invitation to attend in-home recitals hosted by the Music Academy’s President & CEO
  • Opportunity to sit onstage among the fellows during an orchestra rehearsal

$200 goods and services

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Leadership Circle - $25,000+

Leadership Circle 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
      • 10% discount card to The Shops
      • Priority studio matching preference for the Compeer Program
    • Invitation to the Premier Council recital
    • Masterclass dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
    • Name a full scholarship and sponsor a 2020 fellow attending the Academy
    • Summer Festival performance dedicated to you or an honoree of your choice
    • Teaching artist sponsorship opportunities
    • Invitation to attend in-home recitals hosted by the Music Academy’s President & CEO
    • Opportunity to sit onstage among the fellows during an orchestra rehearsal
    • Opportunity to sponsor a teaching artist or subscription series
    • Reserved parking on the upper campus near Hahn Hall at all Music Academy events

$200 goods and services

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