Support Manchester Music Festival

 Your contribution helps sustain live classical music and enriches the region in which we live and work. Ticket sales cover only a portion of the operations of our full-scholarship Young Artists Program and critically acclaimed summer concert series.

Going On Now: Hunter Charitable Trust Matching Challenge

The James H. and Irene M. Hunter Charitable Trust has awarded MMF a $295,000 capital grant. The investment earnings from MMF’s endowment support a portion of its annual expenses, and this gift will increase that support substantially. A large portion of the new gift, $250,000, is designated as the James and Irene Hunter Fund for Visiting Artists. Funds available from investing this endowment fund, which should be available beginning in 2019 and annually thereafter, are restricted to support professional fees and related expenses such as transportation and housing for guest artists at MMF’s Summer Festival. The remaining $45,000 grant to MMF’s endowment can be used for any purpose designated by MMF’s board and should also generate annual support for the Summer Festival.

Further, MMF has the prospect that this capital addition could increase to a total of $385,000 with the completion of a $45,000 capital campaign that will be matched 1:1 by the Hunter Charitable Trust. 

In the new year, MMF is beginning its campaign call for matching capital donations with the goal to raise the $45,000 needed to earn the match prior to the beginning of the 2018 Festival in July.

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Thank you for your generous support!

Manchester Music Festival is a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code.

All contributions, whether unrestricted or designated, are acknowledged by the following

Conductor: $10,000 and up

First Chair: to $10,000

List Glenn Society: to $5,000

Chamber Music Society: to $1,500

Donor: to $500

Friend: to $250

Contributor: to $100

Support Youth and The Arts

The Manchester Music Festival (MMF) Young Artists Program is a full scholarship, five-week intensive chamber music festival for string players and pianists, ages 18-26.  Young Artists receive daily coaching sessions by a faculty composed of world-renowned artists and pedagogues. Young Artists will also have the opportunity to perform in weekly public masterclasses and take private lessons with the distinguished faculty members. In addition, they will benefit from forum discussions addressing principles of entrepreneurship and career development that will assist them in forging successful paths as professional musicians.

The Young Artists program relies on the generosity of individual donors.

Full Scholarship: $3,000
Half Scholarship: $1,500
Total 2018 Scholarship Fund Goal: $48,000




Consider becoming a sustaining contributor. Your automatic monthly or quarterly contribution is easy and convenient for you and provides reliable ongoing support for the Manchester Music Festival.

Consider Manchester Music Festival in your planned giving.

Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 33, Manchester, VT 05254, you may make a donation over the phone at (802)362-1956 or we would be glad to send you a Donation Form.

Volunteer / Get Involved

The Manchester  Music Festival has a variety of opportunities to get involved.  Come and share with us, classical music performance and education. Contact MMF if you are interested in any of our volunteer opportunities.