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.

THANK you to our 2019 student sponsors

Full Season Sponsors

Patricia E. Bonner
Patricia Brown
Margy Burroughs
Marta & Robert Frank
Peter & Harriette Griffin
Lewis & Adria Kaplan
Claudia & Michael Spies
Deborah & David Schall
Katharine Watson

Single Session Sponsors

Christine & George Bachrach: Dr. Louis and Anne J. Bachrach Memorial Gift
Jane & Doug Collins
Lorna & Jack Flynn
Bill & Sally Haggett
Sam & Jan Hayward
Susan Lavan
Kent & Natalie Mitchell
Liza & Reid Thompson
Bill & Mary Earl Rogers
Ed & Whitney Selover
Dominique van de Stadt & Octavio Pajaro
Dick & Ann Stephenson

Single Session Tuition Sponsors

Susan & Peter Bachrach
Robert & Carol Briselli
Drs. Susan & James Carter
Judith & Stephen Corson (two students)
Bernard & Phyllis Givertz
Sallie Smith Kise
James T. Morgan 
Dr. Richard & Sandra Neiman
Herbert & Harriet Paris
Hugh & Norma Phelps
Lenore & Norman Rapkin
Jan Roberson: Paul J. Lynskey Piano Scholarship
Irwin H. & Civia Rosenberg

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.

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