Music at Penn Alps provides a unique addition to the cultural life of the Tri-State Region, offering principally chamber music and occasional American music concerts from June through August. The only even vaguely similar opportunity is provided by Garrett Lakes Arts Festival but the intimacy and small ensemble experience is unique to us!
What it costs
Music at Penn Alps is committed to bringing the best musical talent to the Tri-State region. By keeping our administrative costs to a minimum, we are able to allocate most of our budget to the music in the form of artist fees and lodging. Our board is completely volunteer.
As you can see in the graphs below, all of our revenue goes into the music! The only non-musical expenses are for accounting and administration. There are no paid members on the board.
What we offer
We offer a series of chamber music concerts plus occasional concerts dedicated to indigenous American music. Many performers are graduates of distinguished conservatories and are members of prominent symphony orchestras. Each year, our musicians come from all over America and Europe as well as an occasional performer from the rest of the world.
How you can support us
Music at Penn Alps is a non-profit organization so all contributions are tax-deductible. We are largely supported by the private sector since our primary venue — the Great Hall at Penn Alps — is not handicapped-accessible. We do have some grant support from government entities for concerts in the Chapel (which is handicapped-accessible).
Categories of Support:
- Underwriters — $1000 and above
Individuals and businesses that contribute towards the cost of an artist’s performance fees and expenses. You will be prominently acknowledged in the program guide, on our web pages, and in promotional literature as well as at the performance. 10 complimentary tickets are included.
- Sponsors — $500 to $999
Sponsors are businesses and individuals providing support for general concert activities. You will be acknowledged in the program guide and on our web pages. 2 complimentary tickets are included at this level.
- Donors — up to $499
Community members who invest in our program to provide the best in music to Western Maryland via our annual mail and on-line solicitations provide the majority of our support. We acknowledge your support in the program guide.
Display advertising is available in our program guide for full-, half– and quarter-page ads with rates of $250, $125 and $70, respectively.