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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.

Brevard Music Center would like to express its gratitude to our 2014 sponsors and partners for their generous support.

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:


  • 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


  • 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 or call (828) 862-2121.