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 to 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
2023 Sponsor Levels
Full Session Sponsorship: $8,300
Sponsor one 6-week student (covers tuition, room, and board)
Single Session Sponsorship: $4,700
Sponsor one 3-week student (covers tuition, room, and board)
Single Session Tuition Sponsorship: $2,400
Sponsor the tuition one 3-week student (covers tuition)
The SPonsorship Experience
“As Margy Burroughs’ sponsored student, the Festival felt like a second home to me. It was a safe place where I could express myself with words and music. I wasn’t able to go home and see my family during the pandemic, and the Festival provided great comfort. I was provided with food and a nice residence hall, which enabled a community to form and grow among the Fellows. I met wonderful people. I was at a place where I could recharge myself and feel inspired. Those two things are so crucial for young artists, and I am tremendously grateful that I didn’t have to worry about finances. I feel very lucky and thankful.”
“There is nothing more rewarding than sponsoring a Festival student. The talent is outstanding, and the students themselves are truly delightful and so appreciative of everything we do for and with them. Watching Yunwen’s performances gives me goose bumps and makes me feel so proud — that’s MY student up there, so talented, so completely emotionally involved in what she’s playing, so confident and happy to be where she is. She could never have come here without sponsorship. I feel so lucky that I was able to help her and that she, in particular, was assigned to me. We bonded instantly. I’m hoping we’ll stay in touch long after she’s moved on from Brunswick.”
To learn more about becoming a Student Sponsor, please contact the Festival at at 207-373-1400 or email@example.com.