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

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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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