Sponsorships

The LYO relies on community support from both businesses and individuals to maintain one of the lowest youth orchestra membership fees in the nation, along with a thriving scholarship program. Your tax-deductible donation enables our students to engage in music making at the highest levels. A variety of annual sponsorship levels are available.

The Louisville Youth Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) organization and our Federal Tax ID is 61-0597184.  We file an IRS Form 990 and conduct an audit each year, both of which can be viewed on Guidestar.  We also publish an annual report at the close of each season.  The Louisville Youth Orchestra has met the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

 

Sponsorship opportunities include:

Please contact Melody Welsh-Buchholz, Executive Director, with questions or to become a sponsor.  (502) 896-1851

Venue Sponsor
The opportunity to perform in special locations is an important experience for our young musicians and sometimes critical for a high quality performance.  We are fortunate to have outstanding concert venues in our area such as the Kentucky Center, Brown Theater, and Iroquois Amphitheater.  Unfortunately, however, the costs of these facilities can be prohibitive without support.  Contact us to explore upcoming opportunities for making an important concert possible.

Be a Venue Sponsor - $5,000

Quality Halls for Quality Music!

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Brown Theater

  • Your generosity acknowledged in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Your full-page ad in all programs for season

  • Your banner prominently displayed at event

Series Sponsor
Sometimes a concert series is programmed to explore an educational purpose, reach targeted audiences, or accomplish other objectives.  For example, a recent series offered free, quality educational chamber music programs in Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.  These provided professional educational support for LYO members and stoked engagement and passion in surrounding communities

Be a Series Sponsor - $4,000

Your Name in Lights!

  • Your generosity acknowledged in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Your half-page ad in all programs for season

  • Your banner prominently displayed at series events

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LYO's annual Pops Concert series concludes with a free public performance at Iroquois Amphitheater..

Concert Sponsor
The LYO presents around ten concerts each season.  These include collaborations with other arts organizations, educational programs, and popular Pops! concerts.  Ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of a concert and we must rely on the support of sponsors.  Sponsorships not only make concerts possible, but also provide vivid recognition of companies who appreciate the importance to our young musicians and to our audiences.  

Be a Concert Sponsor - $2,500

Have an Afternoon Out on the Town!

  • Your generosity acknowledged in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Your quarter-page ad in all programs for season

  • Preferred seating at the sponsored concert

2018 Concerto Concert

Presto! Sponsor

LYO has provided beginning string classes to under-served elementary schools for many years.  We are now pleased to be providing classes to two deserving schools so we need support to cover these costs.  Your gift will help ensure the success of this important new class.

Be a Presto! Sponsor - $2,000

Grow A Musical Child!

  • Your generosity acknowledged in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Your quarter-page ad in all programs for season

  • Special guest opportunity at a Presto! class

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Her first violin.

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Tour Sponsor

LYO occasionally programs a tour to accomplish educational or community objectives.  For example, during recent years an orchestra has traveled to Middle Schools to play side-by-side with their orchestras and to present a program for their entire student bodies.  Financial support is needed to pay for transportation, food, etc.  These peer-to-peer programs have been highly successful.

Be a Tour Sponsor - $1,500

Be a Savvy Traveler!

  • Your generosity acknowledged in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Your quarter-page ad in all programs for season

  • Framed and signed photograph of ensemble on tour

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Side-by-side concert and master class with Cincinnati Youth Orchestra.

One Child-One Year

The average cost for one year of participation in LYO is $1,500. This amount covers costs such as music, rehearsal and performance hall rental, performance production, conductor salaries and scholarships. We pride ourselves on offering LYO membership at a very reasonable $520 - one of the lowest membership fees in the nation - and we offer financial scholarships based on need. 

Sponsor one Young Musician - $1,500

The Gift That Keeps Giving!

  • Listing in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Quarter-page ad in all programs for season

LYO strives to minimize financial barriers to membership.

Ensemble Sponsor

The Master Artists program is designed for dedicated LYO students to develop their chamber music skills through regular ensemble rehearsals, specifically scheduled coachings, performance opportunities, mentorship and outreach. It is made possible through a collaboration between LYO and musicians of NouLou Chamber Players, Inc. There are typically 4-6 chamber ensembles that give young musicians remarkable developmental opportunities and enable the LYO to provide more intimate ensemble performances as part of our community outreach.

Be an Ensemble Sponsor - $1,000

Smaller Groups That Pack a Punch!

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String Quintet wins the 2018  Macauley Chamber Music Competition sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Louisville.

  • Listing in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Quarter-page ad in all programs for season

  • Ensembles include a string quintet, string quartet, woodwind quintet, and woodwind trio.:

Podium Sponsor

A Podium Sponsorship recognizes the critical importance of artistic leadership in a high quality orchestral program.  A season sponsorship of the Renaissance Orchestra conductor is a tribute to our program.

Be a Podium Sponsor - $750

Wave the Baton with Us!

  • Your generosity acknowledged in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Logo placement in programs for season

  • Backstage meet and greet with conductor

Principal Chair Sponsor

Principal Chair Sponsorship within a section of the Renaissance Orchestra may indicate a personal experience or artistic appreciation of the contributor.  Such a season sponsorship is meaningful to all the young musicians.

Be a Principal Chair Sponsor - $500

Come Up to the Front Seat!

  • Your generosity acknowledged in all programs

  • Four season tickets

  • Logo placement in programs for season

Chair Sponsor

A Chair Sponsorship within the Renaissance Orchestra is mindful of the importance of each musician.  Such a season sponsorship is a wonderful way to support the LYO by focusing on the importance and contribution of a young musician and why we must minimize financial barriers for all members.

Be a Chair Sponsor - $250

Grab a Chair and Enjoy the Music!

  • Your generosity acknowledged in all programs

  • Two season tickets

LOUISVILLE YOUTH ORCHESTRA    P.O.Box 997     Louisville, KY 40201-0997     (502) 896-1851     info@lyo.org   

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