Monthly Giving

Monthly Giving

While much of the world has stopped, our mission of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival will not be placed on pause. The Festival has been a key part of the fabric of our community for over 60 years. Young musicians from across the world travel to Sewanee seeking inspiration, musical growth, and personal development. To learn more about how SSMF changes lives, view our Annual Report. 

They perform under the baton of acclaimed guest conductors who unlock the mystery behind masterpieces from the symphonic canon.

With their young colleagues, they discover the creative power of artistic collaboration. After just four short weeks, with the sounds of their final performances resonating across the domain, they leave collectively transformed by the experience and ready to share their newly acquired knowledge with family, friends, and mentors back home.

Giving Made Easy

By committing to a monthly gift, you join our treasured community of monthly donors. It is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to support the Sewanee Summer Music Festival as we adapt to ever-changing circumstances and look to the future. At this time when everything feels uncertain, all of us at SSMF find comfort in knowing that you care about our mission. Because of your generosity, the impact of SSMF will continue to resonate in concert halls and teaching studios across the world.

To learn more about monthly giving, please contact John Kilkenny.

How to join

Visit our Giving Page and be sure to make your gift recurring –  For as little as $10 a month, you can join our community.

What You Give

  • Healthcare for international students
  • Visa fees for international students
  • Free tickets to elementary students in Grundy and Franklin county
  • Our continued collaboration with the Mountain T.O.P program 
  • Community engagement performances and family concerts 
  • General scholarship support for SSMF students 
  • Instrument repair and maintenance during the festival, including new bows, rehairing, reeds, etc…
  • Music rental/instrument rental for the Sewanee Symphony and Cumberland Orchestra 

 

What You Get

A regular monthly gift of $10, $25, $50 or $75 a month offers you:

  • Early access to season ticket sales at a special rate
  • Invitations to special events during SSMF 2021, including post-concert receptions, student meet and greets, and backstage tours
  • A Season Pass to our 2021 “lunch and learn” series. This special series is designed to provide unique insights to festival programming, led by SSMF Director John Kilkenny, faculty and guest conductors. 

Plus, if your cumulative annual gift is $1000 or above, you will receive an invitation to our special donor/student lunch.