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Support JCSO

Individual Musician Sponsorship for a Season

Adopt-A-Musician $250

For a season, a patron adopts a musician in the symphony. A picture and short biography is provided to the adopting sponsor. Similar information about the patron is also shared with the musician. If desired, social media links are provided to each other to maintain contact throughout the season. An annual donor reception provides another opportunity for the adopted musician and patron to connect.

Principal Chair $1,000

For a season, a patron adopts the Principal chair musician for their particular section of the symphony. These musicians are the leaders in their sections and the orchestra as a whole. Often, their skill level and experience provide the leadership and confidence needed to enhance a professional level orchestra. A picture and short biography about the musician will be available to the sponsoring patron. General information about the patron will also be shared with the musician. If desired, social media links may be exchanged to maintain contact throughout the season. An annual donor reception provides another opportunity for the musician and patron to connect.

Concertmaster Chair $2,500

For a season, a patron(s) adopt(s) the Concertmaster. In an orchestra, the concertmaster is the leader of the first violin section. Any violin solo in an orchestral work is played by the concertmaster. It is usually required that the concertmaster be the most skilled musician in the section, experienced at learning music quickly, and counting rests and observing the conductor for the rest of the section to follow.

The concertmaster sits to the conductor's left, closest to the audience, and makes decisions regarding bowing and other technical details of violin playing for the violins, and sometimes all of the string players. The concertmaster leads the orchestra in tuning before concerts and rehearsals, and other technical aspects of orchestra management. Leading the tuning is not just a mere formality; if the concertmaster believes that a section is not adequately tuned, he or she will signal to the oboe player to play another "A". Several larger orchestras have one or more assistant concertmasters.

A picture and short biography of the concertmaster will be provided to the Sponsor. General information about the patron will also be shared with the musician. If desired, social media links may be exchanged along with the opportunity to connect throughout the season. Both Concertmaster and Sponsor are invited to the annual donor reception.


Concert Sponsorships

Full Underwriting for a Concert Cycle

$15,000 for Pops (per concert) / $22,000 for Masterworks (per concert)

A full underwriting concert Sponsor provides the funding to enable the hiring of guest artists, orchestral musicians, renting or purchasing the repertoire and any technical operations (sound and lighting) necessary for the performance. The Sponsor receives:

  • Special recognition in the concert programs-Front cover and center page
  • Recognition as Sponsor in all publicity pertaining to concert
  • Complimentary tickets with preferred seating
  • Opportunity to provide Curtain Speech opening the concert

Co-Sponsor for a Concert Cycle Amount determined by Sponsor

Minimum donation-$3,000

A Co-Sponsor for a concert cycle provides partial funding to enable the hiring of guest artists, orchestral musicians, renting or purchasing the repertoire and any technical operations necessary for the performance. The Co-Sponsor receives:

  • Special recognition in the concert programs-Front cover and center page
  • Recognition as Co-Sponsor in all publicity pertaining to concert
  • Complimentary tickets with preferred seating
  • Opportunity to share Curtain Speech with other Co-Sponsors opening the concert

Guest Artist Sponsor Amount based on chosen Concert

Minimum amount $2,000

A Guest Artist Sponsor provides the funding to bring in a Featured Guest Artist to perform with the symphony. The funding provides for the Artist fee, housing and incidentals. The Sponsorship amount will vary depending upon which concert cycle and artist is chosen.

Sponsor for the Orchestral Musicians Amount based on chosen Concert

Minimum amount $2,500

The Orchestral Musician Sponsor provides the funding to hire quality musicians to perform each concert cycle. The funding provides for the musicians’ fees and travel. The Sponsorship amount will vary depending upon which concert cycle is chosen.

Repertoire Sponsor Amount based on chosen Concert

Minimum amount $750

The Repertoire Sponsor provides the funding to rent or purchase the repertoire for each concert. While the symphony maintains a music library, scores are often updated to reflect better parts and musical interpretation. Musical scores and parts are pencil marked with each rehearsal which over time can reduce the music’s legibility. The sponsorship amount will vary depending on the chosen repertoire for the concert cycle.

Technical Operations Sponsor Amount based on concert cycle

Minimum amount $500

The Technical Operations Sponsor provides the funding necessary to “backline” the performance. These items could include some of the following:

  • Sound and lighting
  • Venue Rental
  • Rental vehicles to move equipment to a run out venue
  • Tent rentals
  • AV needs for recordings & streaming

The sponsorship amount will vary depending on the chosen concert cycle.


General Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors who do not wish their funds targeted to the above categories are able to fund the Symphony's operations through many levels of generosity. Each level is recognized in the season's programs. The annual donor reception is provided as an opportunity for the symphony to thank the Sponsors for their generosity throughout the season.

Volunteer

Get involved in your community and volunteer your time and talent with the Johnson City Symphony. No matter what your gifts, there is a place for you! From stuffing and labeling envelopes for bulk mailings, helping usher concerts, no job is too great or too small. Contact us to find out how you can help.