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.

Sponsor Benefits and 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

Sponsor Levels
We will direct your full sponsorship to the education of our students whether we have an in-person or online Festival.

Full Session Sponsorship: $7,000
In-Person: sponsor one 6-week student (covers tuition, room, and board) or
Online: sponsor two entire classrooms*, one each session (covers scholarship, artistic fees, and production costs)

Single Session Sponsorship: $3,900
In-Person: sponsor one 3-week student (covers tuition, room, and board) or
Online: sponsor one entire classroom* (covers scholarship, artistic fees, and production costs)

Single Session Tuition Sponsorship: $2,000
In-Person: sponsor the tuition one 3-week student (covers tuition) or
Online: sponsor half a classroom* (covers scholarship, artistic fees, and production costs)

*each classroom includes and faculty member and 8-10 students.

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

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

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

Sponsor a student 

To learn more about becoming a Student Sponsor, please contact us at 207-373-1400 or development@bowdoinfestival.org.