Sponsor a Student

The Ann S. Bowers Young Artist Fund provides essential support for the more than forty talented young musicians who participate in Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute each summer. Contributors to this fund nourish the future of classical music by enabling Music@Menlo to offer an inspiring and rigorous learning environment, a world-class roster of artist-faculty members, and an exceptional student-faculty ratio. They also play a critical role in the lives of these extraordinary young artists by helping them realize their lifelong personal and professional ambitions.

Through the support of the Ann S. Bowers Young Artist Fund, all artists from Music@Menlo’s esteemed International Program (ages eighteen through twenty-nine) are able to participate in the Institute’s programs at no cost with fully sponsored fellowships. Music@Menlo is also able to offer all Young Performers Program participants (ages nine through eighteen) a subsidized tuition. And, this season, through the generosity of the many contributors to the Young Artist Fund, all Young Performers Program participants who applied for merit scholarship or financial aid received partial or full assistance.

Please consider becoming a vital part of this community by making a gift to the Ann S. Bowers Young Artist Fund or being a Full Sponsor of one International Program artist with a gift of $15,000 or a full sponsor of a Young Performer with a gift of $7,500. While donors to the Young Artist Fund receive the benefits of the corresponding Annual Fund Membership Levels, the greatest reward of supporting these young artists is knowing that you are making a meaningful difference in their lives. Donors also enjoy many opportunities throughout the festival to meet the young musicians that benefit from their generosity.

To learn more about sponsoring a young artist in the Chamber Music Institute, please contact Taylor Smith, Patron Engagement Manager, at 650-330-2141 or taylor@musicatmenlo.org.


Music@Menlo is made possible by a leadership grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additional support is provided by US Trust, Koret Foundation Funds, and the many individuals and organizations that share the festival’s vision.