You Belong in Our Inner Circle

Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts giving circles are designed for donors like you — individuals who support the work we do as a reflection of your personal values and joyous love of music.

These exclusive circles connect donors like you with like-minded music-lovers and provide opportunities to foster a deeper connection with your community and our organization. Your annual, ongoing support ensures that the music programs and performances that are so critical to our community remain available today, tomorrow, and into the future.

Join one of our giving circles today!

Founders Circle

Starting at $5,000, members of our Founders Circle receive invitations to exclusive events, special pre-sale access to tickets and subscriptions, the opportunity to sponsor guest artists and new compositions, and more.
<strong>$5,000 - $9,999</strong>
  • Special ticket offers and access to pre-public-sale tickets
  • Invitation to Circle exclusive events
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Center student through tuition assistance, or
  • Opportunity to sponsor one of the following: a Festival Principal Musician or Center program (musical theater, jazz, etc.); a guest artist (Festival or Center); a pre-concert virtual talk
<strong>$10,000 - $14,999</strong>

Above benefits plus:

  • Exclusive invitation to an orchestra rehearsal
  • Opportunity to name a Center lesson studio for 3 years, or
  • Opportunity to co-commission a new composition, or
  • Opportunity to sponsor one of the following: Festival Concert; an artist-in-residence; the Steinway Piano (Festival or Center); the Festival Season Announcement Party; the Season Finale Reception
<strong>$15,000 - $24,999</strong>
Above benefits plus:

  • Invitation to exclusive Meet the Artist event

Music Director’s Circle

Starting at $25,000, members of our Music Director’s Circle receive Founders Circle benefits as well as invitations to exclusive events with the Music Director, naming opportunities, the opportunity to sponsor concert series or special events, and more.

Members of the Music Director’s Circle may be eligible to receive the Colorado Childcare Tax Contribution Credit for up to 50% of the gift value. Only gifts specifically earmarked for youth education programs are eligible for a higher credit.

<strong>$25,000 - $49,999 </strong>
All Founders Circle benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitation to exclusive Music Director Circle event with Peter Oundjian
  • Opportunity to sponsor one of the following: the Robert Mann Chamber Music Series; Music of Today Series; Festival Chamber Orchestra Series; the Center Concert Series; Festival or Center annual fundraising events
<strong>$50,000 - $74,999</strong>
Above benefits plus:

  • Dinner or private event with Peter Oundjian
  • Opportunity to sponsor the Music Director’s podium or the Festival’s Artist-in-Residence
<strong>$75,000 - $99,000</strong>
Above benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to sponsor Festival Thursday or Friday Concert Series

Above benefits plus:

  • Assigned parking spot at Chautauqua Auditorium for all Festival concerts
  • Opportunity to sponsor the Festival season, or
  • Naming rights for Center lobby for 10 years

Take Your Support to a New Level

Giving circle members are those whose support totals $5,000 or more in a calendar year. Included are gifts made by cash, credit card, Donor Advised Fund, private family foundation grants, IRA roll-over gifts, and corporate matching gifts.

As a nonprofit, where costs traditionally exceed revenue, your support is critical to ensuring our programs can continue to create impacts in our community such as:

  • Providing access through low- and no-cost tickets for youth, students, veterans, and seniors, as well as tuition assistance for music students in need
  • Developing unique programs such as Festival Fellows, which offers aspiring musicians from diverse backgrounds performance opportunities, and LifeSong Chorus, which provides purpose and joy for individuals with early-onset Alzheimer’s
  • Producing new music, including commissioning groundbreaking new works by women composers and composers of color
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We are grateful for the opportunity to build a stronger relationship with you through our new Giving Circles. Please contact us with any questions at


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Visiting Boulder

The Festival performs in beautiful Boulder, Colorado — a breathtaking location full of nature, culture, cuisine, art, and more.

Learn About Our Educational Programs


Festival Fellows

Meet the Festival Fellows: eight aspiring professional musicians who receive coaching and performance opportunities through the Festival and its guest artists.

Center for Musical Arts

This excellent community music school is also the educational arm of our organization.