Artist Support

Supporting an artist offers donors a personalized experience: the opportunity to create lasting relationships with CBMF’s gifted musicians.

Both established artists and developing performers share the stage at CBMF; their combined passion and artistic excellence contribute to a unique atmosphere for musicians at all stages in their careers and provide donors the chance to have an active role in the development, creation, and preservation of world-class music.

CBMF’s education initiatives are focused on providing transformative performance opportunities and musical development for participants. These programs nurture the performance skills of emerging professionals and inspire artistic excellence in subsequent generations of musical performers.

  • CRESTED BUTTE OPERA STUDIO
  • The Opera Studio is a competitive summer residency program for gifted, early-career singers and pianists that provides a wealth of opportunities for artists to gain important performance experience and ultimately launch their professional careers.

  • Each Artist: $2,500
  • ORCHESTRAL FELLOWS
  • Successfully introduced last season, the Fellows program offers auditioned early-career musicians the distinct opportunity to perform side-by-side with leading professional orchestral and solo musicians, and be fully immersed in a nourishing, passionate environment surrounded by artistic peers and future colleagues.

  • Each Artist: $2,500
  • SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
  • The Festival Symphony Orchestra is comprised of professional musicians from all over the country and is an integral part of Festival programming. Each summer, the Orchestra presents a variety of classical symphonic masterpieces as well as approachable contemporary works.

  • Concertmaster: $5,000
  • Principal Strings, Winds, Percussion: $3,500
  • VIRTUOSOS + MAESTROS
  • CBMF’s stage is graced with leading musicians and distinguished artists who demonstrate a superb mastery of craft and give remarkable performances each summer.

  • Orchestral Soloist: $5,000
  • Soloist Ensemble: $5,000
  • Conductor of Symphony: $5,000
  • Conductor of Opera: $5,000

Benefits

Artist Supporters enjoy special access and exclusive opportunities for interaction with CBMF’s visiting artists.

  • Artist Support Party and reception with artists and donors during opera week
  • Invite-only open working rehearsals for Artist Supporters
  • Printed acknowledgment in Program Book
  • Digital acknowledgment on CBMF website
  • Photo opportunities with Artists
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