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Our Supporters

It takes all kinds of supporters — individual, family, corporate and foundation — to make a music festival. National Music Festival supporters are co-producers of this important cultural event. We are grateful for your contributions and will use them responsibly. Thank you for your support of the National Music Festival!

OuterArts Maryland, Inc. dba National Music Festival is a nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The Impresarios! Membership is extended to anyone contributing $1,000 or more in a given year. The Impresarios are important co-producers of the Festival and help make possible the scholarships that are provided to all apprentices. For more information, please contact caitlin@nationalmusic.us or 410.778.2064.

We are grateful to the following supporters for their contributions during the 2016 calendar year:

Grant Funders: $10,000 and above

  • Maryland State Arts Council

Grant Funders: $5,000 and above

  • Indian Point Foundation
  • Mid-Shore Community Foundation (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)

Grant Funders: $1,000 and above

  • Kent County Arts Council
  • Rothschild Family Foundation
  • United Way of Kent County (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)

Impresarios: $5,000 and above

  • Georgiana Evans
  • Nina Houghton
  • Mary Anne Shea Reynolds & Wallace Reynolds
  • White Swan Tavern

Impresarios: $2,500 and above

  • Elizabeth & M. Grant Gross
  • Sheila & Richard Riggs
  • Judy Copeland Schulman & Mark Schulman
  • Laura & J. Kirk Wade

Impresarios: $1,000 and above

  • Joan Buffone & W. Dorsey Hammond
  • Maryellen Campbell (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)
  • Robin & Robert Emling
  • Margie & Mickey Elsberg
  • Susan & Kristina Hughes
  • Robert Ingersoll
  • Diane & Richard Kalter
  • Cathie Kempf & Robert Busler
  • Carol & Waldemar Kerbel
  • Richard Lange
  • Amanda & William Madar
  • Carla & Al Massoni
  • Deborah Nevins
  • Merle Phillips
  • Linda & Hanson Robbins
  • Sonia Rothschild
  • Sandra Ryon
  • Aubrey Sarvis
  • Michael Sawzin
  • Lolli Sherry & Craig Damon
  • Sally & Peter Sweetser
  • Alexandra Totten
  • Patricia Waring

Harmony Circle: $500 and above

  • Clare Ingersoll
  • Sharon & Henry Sears
  • Beverly & Kurt Smith
  • Nancy & Richard Swanson
  • Patricia & Richard Tobey
  • Matthew & Joanne Tobriner
  • Louise Widdup
  • Kay & Herb Wilkinson

$250 and above

  • Sheia Austrian
  • Virginia & Richard Barker, in honor of Laura Wade’s birthday
  • Anne Bricker
  • Mary Grace & John Brosius
  • Marian & Phillip Griffiths
  • James D. & Margaret Holmes
  • Charles Hoyt
  • Joyce Huber Smith
  • Mary & Howard McCoy
  • Elizabeth & Henry Pupke
  • Elizabeth Raffetto
  • Joyce Van Orden
  • Lisa Webb

$100 and above

  • Margo Bailey
  • Cheryl & Foster Beach
  • Carol & Warren Beaven
  • Susan & Brian Berman
  • Joan Blume
  • Alice J. & William Bowdle
  • Alice Bradshaw
  • Anne & Albert Briggs
  • Phyllis & Roger Brown
  • Rebecca Byrd
  • William Cameron
  • Barbara Cangiano
  • Robert Clemons
  • William Creager
  • Judy & Roy Crow
  • J.G. Davis, in honor of the Duttons
  • Ronnie Edelman
  • Charlotte & Loring Hawes
  • Susan & John Hellwege
  • Nancy Holland & Richard Hawkins
  • Vera Holt
  • Grace Hopkins
  • Barbara & Jack Fancher
  • Susan & Simon Kenyon
  • Bennett Lamond
  • Virginia & Richard Lance
  • Barbara Macbeth
  • Edward E. Maxcy
  • Davy McCall
  • Lynn McLain, in honor of Laura Wade’s birthday
  • Glenn Michael
  • Leann Miller
  • William Noll
  • Louise O’Brien
  • Elizabeth O’Donoghue
  • Winifrede Ottinger
  • Katherine & Charles Paff
  • Charles Patterson
  • Mary Pritchard
  • Cynthia Ramsey
  • Nancy Reed
  • Marcia Reilly & Elizabeth Rice
  • Frances Reynolds
  • Nancy & Guy Robson
  • Caroline & Lawrence Schroth
  • Jeannette Sherbondy & George Shivers
  • Silcon Valley Community Foundation
  • Sharon Somers
  • Charles Stuart, in memory of Alfie Evans
  • Madelaine & Ralph Surette
  • Joyce Symington
  • Barbara Vann
  • Anne Vansant
  • Carolyn Vansant
  • David Wing

$50 and above

  • James Astrachan
  • Frances & Stuart Baldwin
  • Cathy & William Blake
  • Bernadette & Paul Bowman
  • Anne Keer Charles
  • Suzanne Coleman
  • Priscilla Cooper
  • Judith & Richard Crane
  • Michelle Humphreys
  • Christine & Mark Kamon
  • L. Kerschbaumer
  • JoAnn Kowalski
  • Beryl Kemp
  • Marguerite Long
  • Heather Ransom
  • Grace & William Reinhoff
  • Barbara & Leon Rosenberg
  • Gretchen & William Starling
  • Denise Sullivan

Up to $49

  • Margaret Albertson
  • Joanne Clarke
  • Carol Cordes
  • Carole & James Lupis
  • Sueh Ono
  • Lynne & Douglas Stebbins
  • Betty Tait
  • Andrea Velasquez
  • Kathy & Harvey Wigder
  • Mary Wood

2016 Advertisers

Please click here to view the list of advertisers for the 2016 season of the festival.

In-Kind Supporters

The National Music Festival wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generous in-kind support. These donations of in-kind goods and services help us keep our costs low:

  • Adkins Arboretum
  • Betsy Alexander & Burnell Yow!
  • Karen Ashley
  • John Allen
  • Margo Bailey
  • Benchworks
  • Ryland Bennett
  • Betterton Community CEnter
  • The Bookplate
  • Joan Buffone & Dorsey Hammond
  • Phillip Bullock
  • Chesapeake Bay Internet Associates
  • Chester River Chorale
  • Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Chester River Youth Choir
  • Chestertown Baptist Church
  • Chestertown Lumber
  • Chestertown RiverArts
  • Chestertown Spy
  • Ken Collins
  • Douglas D. Cox
  • Barbara Creegan
  • Crow Farm and Vineyard
  • Mackey Dutton
  • Margie Elsberg
  • Robin & Robert Emling
  • Emmanuel Church
  • Georgiana Evans
  • Frederick Chorale
  • Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
  • Elizabeth Gross
  • Mark Hampton
  • Linda Hanley
  • Liane Hansen
  • Bruce Hartwig
  • Zachary Harwell
  • Heron Point
  • Jean Hirst
  • Benjamin Honeycutt
  • Nina Houghton
  • Jeffrey Howard
  • Bill Ingersoll
  • Robert Johnson
  • K & L Services
  • Diane Kalter
  • Bonnie & David Keating
  • Kent County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kent County News
  • Kent County Office of Tourism and Economic Development
  • Kent County Public Library
  • Kent County Public Schools
  • JoAnn Kowalski
  • Julie Lawrence
  • John Leupold
  • Shirley Loller
  • The Mainstay
  • Sammy Marshall
  • Massoni Art
  • Carla & Al Massoni
  • Peggy Markman
  • Sue Matthews
  • Tom McHugh
  • Vida Morley & Robert Fox
  • Music Life
  • Debbie Nevins
  • Occasions Catering
  • Robert Ortiz Studio
  • Caitlin Patton 
  • Lark & Robert Patterson
  • The Peoples Bank
  • Patricia Pfeiffer
  • Rita Premo
  • Pam Quarstein
  • Mary Anne and Blyth Reynolds
  • Alice Ritchie
  • The River Club
  • Phyllis Roberts
  • Linda & Hanson Robbins
  • Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company
  • Philip Rosenberg
  • Richard Rosenberg 
  • Sandy Ryon
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • Saint Paul’s Parish, Kent
  • SANDBOX
  • Cynthia Saunders
  • Michael Sawzin
  • Linda Schmidt
  • Lolli Sherry
  • Sherwin Williams, Chestertown
  • Meagan Sill
  • Bob Simmons
  • Singing City
  • Michael Slayton
  • Mariusz Smolij
  • Stephanie Spangler
  • Larry Stahl
  • Robert Stiles
  • Sultana Education Foundation
  • David Sumi
  • Sumner Hall
  • Keith Thompson
  • Alexandra Totten
  • Town of Betterton
  • Town of Chestertown
  • Helen & Bob Tyson
  • Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River
  • United Way of Kent County
  • US Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
  • US Army Field Band
  • Barbara Vann
  • Milly & Don Vappie
  • Meg Vosburg
  • Laura & Kirk Wade
  • WBJC
  • WCTR
  • WYPR
  • David Wheelan
  • Michael C. Wootton
  • Washington College

We sincerely apologize to anyone who may have been inadvertently excluded from this list. We appreciate all of our supporters, without whom the Festival would not exist. If you are a donor and have not been listed here, please email info@nationalmusic.us and we will correct the issue as soon as possible. Thank you!

« View the list of supporters from 2015-2016.