YOUR HELP IS NEEDED - Support World-Class Music
In order for SMF to move forward confidently with its 2021 season of concerts, we need your support to start the new year strong. With ticket sales likely to be significantly reduced due to lingering Covid-19 issues, we will be relying on increased grant funding and individual donations to weather this storm. Please do what you can to help out today! Thank you!
The Staunton Music Festival is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to preserving the art and tradition of live classical music. Individual donations are critical to sustaining our mission. SMF can receive donations of cash and stock, and you may consider including the Festival in your estate plans. If you would like to support the SMF with a tax-deductible donation, simply click the "Donate Now" button below. You may make one-time or recurring gifts to one of three targeted funds. Thank You!
If you prefer to make a donation by cash, check, or gift of stock, please contact SMF executive director Jason Stell directly at (540) 569-0267.
Sponsoring a concert is easy! Sponsorships begin at $500 for noontime concerts and $2,500 for evening concerts. Your support can be directed toward various initiatives. It’s a great way for businesses to put their name in front of hundreds of people. Show your support for one of Staunton’s true cultural treasures! Call us at (540) 569-0267 to learn more.
NEW! Support the Perspectives Video Series
Staunton Music Festival has always had a mission to present a compelling mix of music from the past 600 years to show those works in new and interesting relations. To further that goal, we developed "Perspectives", a series of short videos that will take you deeper inside the music we perform. Videos will feature SMF performers, composers, and historians sharing their insights about the music, recollections about specific performances they have given at the festival, and broader historical context in which music is created.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support the Perspectives video series and the artists involved with SMF. Your support will make additional videos possible!
The P. Donald Moses Memorial Education Fund
Initiated with funds generously donated by family and friends of the late Donnie Moses, this endowment will provide on-going educational opportunities for generations of music lovers. Each year the Moses Memorial Fund will underwrite numerous pre-concert talks, conversations with composers and performers, and a brunch/lecture prior to the Festival Finale concert. With your support, this program will continue to deepen our appreciation of music for years to come.
P. Donald Moses was a man of many passions. He loved the practice of law, running, golf, literature, poetry, fly fishing, wine, baseball – and Beethoven. He pursued each interest with intensity, driven to experience new works of music and literature and then discover what scholars had to say about them. He was especially moved by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. His is a story of how music can influence an ordinary man leading an ordinary life, of how it can bring joy and a depth of experience to anyone, not just the talented and the trained. In that spirit of inspiring personal growth, the Moses Memorial Fund seeks to offer education and exposure to many forms of music – the familiar as well as the more inaccessible.
We invite you to make a tax-deductible contribution today. The Moses Memorial Education Fund is an endowed fund managed by the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, (540) 213-2150. You may send a contribution by check to:
Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
Attn: P. Donald Moses Memorial Education Fund
P.O. Box 815
Staunton, Virginia 24402
Volunteers are a valuable part of our concert series. Opportunities include ushering, refreshments, set-up/take-down, logistics, musician housing, transportation and publicity. If you would like to be a volunteer, please e-mail us or call (540) 569-0267 and state your interest, availability, and contact information. Thank you!