Student Sponsorship

Providing quality music education to advanced students from all backgrounds, regardless of financial circumstances or geographic location, is integral to the Festival’s mission.

Student Sponsorships encourage highly qualified students attend the Festival. More than 70% of student participants receive scholarships that make the Festival experience possible. As a Sponsor, you can support a student’s dream and make a long-lasting personal connection with a talented young musician.

Sponsoring a young musician brings back memories of Bob's teen years, when he began playing in various orchestras and learning chamber music. This experience was the basis of a life-long passion for chamber music and is further enriched each summer in Maine. At the Festival, interacting with talented students like Georgina, allows us to hear about their dreams and ambitions, as well as offer our thoughts. This program has been uniquely rewarding.
—Bob & Carol Briselli

As sponsors of a remarkably talented and accomplished violinist and Festival Fellow, Anite Stroh, we have been privileged to play a small part in this memorable 2018 season. And we have had the special experience of watching and listening to her several performances while becoming friends.
—Civia & Irwin Rosenberg
It’s a blessing to sponsor a student each season. Over the past ten years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know “my” students over lunch at the beach, sitting on the campus lawn with a lobster roll, or chatting with a group of their new-found friends. They are the reason this Festival exists and they are the reason I keep coming back for more.
—Margy Burroughs

THANK you to our 2018 student sponsors

Christine & George Bachrach: 2018 Dr. Louis and Anne J. Bachrach Memorial Gift
Patricia Bonner
Selma S. Bornstein
Robert & Carol Briselli
Patricia Brown
Margy Burroughs
Drs. Susan & James Carter
Doug & Jane Collins
Nancy Rutledge Connery
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Corson
Beatrice Français
Marta & Robert Frank
Peter & Harriette Griffin
Bill & Sally Haggett
Sam & Jan Hayward
Liz & Lew Incze
Sallie Smith Kise
Susan Lavan
Victoria & R. Patrick Miele
Kent & Natalie Mitchell
James T. Morgan
Dr. Richard & Sandra Neiman
Silvana & Christopher Pascucci
Hugh & Norma Phelps
Lenore & Norman Rapkin
Jan Roberson: Paul J. Lynskey Piano Scholarship
Bill & Mary Earl Rogers
Civia & Irwin H. Rosenberg
Claudia & Michael Spies
Dick & Ann Stephenson
Charles & Karen Sumner
Dominique van de Stadt & Octavio Pajaro
Katharine Watson

Sponsor Benefits & Levels

Student Sponsor Benefits
1. Opportunity to establish a lifelong connection with a rising young artist
2. Invitation to a Student-Sponsor special event
3. Personal alerts about sponsored student performances
4. Special Sponsor recognition throughout the Festival Season
5. Partnership in the fostering of a new generation of artists and artistry

Sponsorship Levels
Full Season 6-Week Sponsorship
(tuition, room, board, & fees)

Single Session 3-Week Sponsorship
(tuition, room, board, & fees)

Single Session 3-Week Tuition Sponsorship

Sponsorships are welcome for students in the instrumental, composition, fellowship, and collaborative piano programs.

Sponsor a student 

To learn more about becoming a Student Sponsor, please contact us at 207-373-1440 or