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Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorship at BMC provides targeted opportunities to build and enhance your corporate image and invaluable access to our 35,000 affluent and influential patrons.

A Brand-Enhancing, Business-Building Sponsorship Opportunity

The Brevard Music Center is a nationally recognized summer educational institution that provides young musicians with the opportunity to develop their talents. It is a community of students and professional musicians who aspire to ever-higher levels of artistry for seven weeks each summer. Playing side-by-side, students, faculty and guest artists present public concerts, including fully staged operas and musicals, for a paying audience. A consistently high level of public performance is a hallmark of the Brevard Music Center.

  • Led by renowned conductor, Keith Lockhart – conductor of the Boston Pops
  • Top performing artists, teachers, and students from across the country and around the world
  • Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of scenic Western North Carolina
  • Wealthy, sophisticated, devoted audience

The Brevard Music Center audience of more than 35,000 is affluent, cultured, nationally influential, and well-traveled. Patrons' strong affiliation with the Festival's heritage and their loyalty to BMC as an institution is notable.

  • Over 70% of patron households are headed by someone over the age of 60
  • Average household income: over $80,000
  • More than 40% of BMC audience members are from outside the state of North Carolina, many concentrated in Atlanta; Greenville, SC; Charleston; Jacksonville, Savannah; and Miami.

BMC Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Season Sponsorship
  • Sponsorship of the Institute
  • Series – Get an entire summer of events
  • Opera
  • Free weekly recitals and concerts
  • Individual Performances – An excellent opportunity for hospitality. Bring your clients to a concert and reception at BMC, sponsored by your company.
  • Gala Events
  • Radio Broadcasts in markets such as Charlotte, NC
  • Many more options

Sponsorship Benefits – Building Brand and Business

BMC sponsorships are individually designed and tailored to meet each contributor's specific marketing goals. Examples of goals met by past and current sponsors include:

Visibility

  • Display your products at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium or Porter Center for BMC patrons, students, faculty, and/or guest artists to use or see
  • Distribute products to students upon registration
  • Sell your product onsite at concerts
  • Host a pre- or post-concert reception on the BMC grounds with your products
  • Include products or promotional material in donor gift bags

Recognition

  • Logo and company name included on prominent Institute and Festival print collateral
  • Ad space in BMC's Season Program Guide
  • Prominent on-site signage
  • Logo on supertitle screen before opera performances

Access and Hospitality

  • Meet the artists and students
  • Host a private reception before or after a concert with the BMC president and/or music director in attendance
  • Host a special pre-concert talk with the BMC artistic advisor; or send your clients and executives on a backstage tour of the concert facilities
  • Host a reception for BMC donors
  • Concert Tickets
  • Tailor press efforts around partnership for articles locally, regionally, nationally
  • Create a press event around product partnerships
  • Create patron-reward events around product (e.g. "Free Wine Fridays" or test-drive opportunities)

Whatever your visibility, branding or entertainment needs, we can help you identify and select the best fit for your company. For information please email us at development@brevardmusic.org or call (828) 862-2121.