Prelude Sponsors

Brevard Music Center's annual Prelude Gala is an evening of dining and auctions that supports our Student Scholarship Fund! We gratefully acknowledge the evening's sponsors and volunteer leadership who ensure the event's success!

Single tickets are now available at $175 each and sponsorship opportunities begin at $750. Make your sponsorship reservation here! If you would like to purchase single tickets, please contact us at

Please join us for Prelude 2024: A Parisian Prelude and make a difference in the lives of aspiring musicians!

For more information, please contact Sarah Newberry at 828-862-2117 or

2024 Sponsors*

Encore - $10,000
Pat and Dick Crull

Bravo - $5,000
Carol Attridge
Kristine and John Candler

Ann Wallace Nichols
Toni Arnold and Mike Niggel

Cadenza - $3,000
Mrs. Olwen Busch
Julia Casals

Donna Reyburn and Michael Griffith
Rhonda and Marcus Grimes
Robin and Mark Hayes
Blair and Carlton Jenkins
Judy and Carroll Jones
Susan and Doug Kish
Teri Goodall-Komar and Paul Komar
Betty Gayle and Felix Laughlin
Donna and Scott Tagliarino

Katie Loeb-Schwab and Mark Schwab
Ruthie Zaleon and Diana Refsland
Laura and Dan Stoddard

Intermezzo - $1,250
Catty and Michael Andry
Maria and Norman Bein
Susan Harrington Butts and Tim Butts
Martha and Walter Coursey
Gale and Walter Frank
Lib Mason and Bernard Groseclose
Rich Jacobs
Leslie and Jim Lathem
Debbie and Doug Loeb
Karen and Gerry Migliaccio
Ruby Morgan
Rita and Wilfred Olschewski
Eileen and Calvin Reynolds
Isabel Richardson
Debbie and Turner Rouse
Claire and Harold Schmidt
Mary Kay Will and Roger Weaver
Nora and Alan Winchester

Overture - $750
Kimberly and Mike Abney
Jim and Suzanne Bailey
Cathleen T. Blanchard
Vicki Hanson-Burkhart and Kevin Burkhart
Suzanne and Rich Clarke
Maria and Bill Dascombe
Ellen and Geoff Davis
Patsy and John DuPre
Jennifer Mastrovito and Andy Ferguson
Betsy Barefoot and John Gardner
Beth and Jim Gillespie
Sharon and Ken Graff
Janet and Craig Gralley
Bob and Cathy Groelle
Kay and Jeff Gross
Jan Tore Hall
Sandy and John Harrington
Kara and Mark Harrison
Sue and Doug Henderson
Rich Cauthen and Wes Kenney
Cheryl and Philip Leone
Elizabeth Mann
Sheila Elingburg and Robert Maxwell
Billie and Roy Messer
Robert Morris
Rosalie Morris
Mountain Community School
Helen and Walt Peery
Howie Granat and Elizabeth Pell
Katherine Murray and Mike Perdue
Marilyn and Anton Plonner
Sandra and Al Ragl
Liz and Rusty Saylor
Linda Thompson
Susan D. Toscani
Rick Clark and Marti Touchstone
Dr. Charles and Teena Ellen Weiss

* Sponsors as of May 27, 2024

2024 Prelude Auction Item Donors

2024 Prelude Host Committee

Carol Attridge
Kristine Candler
Julia Casals
Martha Coursey
Pat Crull
Leslie Lathem
Katie Loeb-Schwab
Lib Mason and Bernard Groseclose
Ruby Morgan
Mike Niggel
Mary MacQueen Owen
Dilshad Posnock
Laura Stoddard
Linda Thompson
Nora Winchester