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Enriching Lives Through Great Music…You Make It Happen

Under the visionary leadership of Artistic Director David Deveau, Rockport Music is committed to sustaining the artistic excellence for which it has become renowned over the past 30 years. Our inaugural season in the Shalin Liu Performance Center was a resounding success, and now your gift is important to fund expanded artistic programming, free community events, and educational outreach programs for Cape Ann school children. The success of Rockport Music has only been possible because of our donors’ conviction that great music is important and worthy of support.  In other words, you – and other generous supporters like you – make it happen.

Please join us by making a gift today. It’s an exciting time to be a part of Rockport Music!


By making a gift to Rockport Music, you allow the organization – and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival – to thrive and grow.

There are three easy ways to support Rockport Music:

  • Donate Online
  • Send a check to: Rockport Music/ATTN: Development Officer/PO Box 312/Rockport, MA 01966
  • Contribute via phone by calling: Sara Young/Development Officer/978.546.7391 ext.103

Please scroll down the page for information on: Giving Levels and Benefits, Matching Gifts, and New Giving Programs

To learn how to make a gift of stock or to include Rockport Music in your estate planning by joining the Linden Tree Society, please contact Sara Young, Development Officer, at 978.546.7391 ext. 106 or

Rockport Music is a 501(c)(3), so your donations to the organization are tax-deductible.


Each level includes benefits of the level(s) that follow


Invitation to a special 2011 season preview celebration with Artistic Director David Deveau.

MAESTRO: $7,500 - $9,999

Sponsorship recognition for an individual concert during the 2011summer season, including champagne toast with artists following sponsored concert.

MAJOR KEY: $5,000 - $7,499

Learn how recording engineer Tom Stephenson takes advantage of the concert hall’s superb acoustics while recording live concerts for broadcast on WGBH and american Public Media's Performance Today. Includes invitation to a reception

MELODY LINE: $2,500 - $4,999

Priority pre-season seat selection and ticket purchase to all Rockport Music concerts and music events in 2011 (for donations received by January 3, 2011)

Invitation to special donor recognition event

CHORD: $1,000 - $2,499

Invitation to attend special closed rehearsal event, followed by a reception.

TRIAD: $500 - $999

Invitation to special backstage tour of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, followed by a reception.

BASS LINE: $100 - $499

Two complimentary tickets to a Rockport Music Cinema presentation.

GRACE NOTE: Under $100

Acknowledgment in the Rockport Chamber Music Festival season program book
(for donations received by May 1, 2011)

Subscription to the Rockport Music newsletter “Behind the Notes”

Regular email updates, including advanced program and ticket information

Invitation to annual gala


Congress reinstates IRA Charitable Rollover for 2010 and 2011
On December 16, Congress approved a broad tax package that includes reinstatement of the IRA Charitable Rollover giving incentive, a top policy priority for music halls and the broader nonprofit community. This giving incentive is retroactively reinstated for charitable gifts made during 2010, and extended throughout 2011. Also, gifts made by January 31, 2011 may be recognized as 2010 gifts for tax purposes. The IRA Rollover allows donors 70-1/2 and older to make up to $100,000 in charitable contributions directly from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without paying federal taxes on the withdrawal. This has proven to be an important giving incentive, resulting in new and increased charitable giving to a full range of nonprofit organizations. With the Rollover, Rockport Music can receive 2010 gifts through the end of January 2011. The 2011 Rollover will expire on December 31, 2011. More information on the IRA Charitable Rollover is available at here. To learn how to make a gift from your IRA account, please contact Sara Young, Development Officer, at 978.546.7391 ext. 106 or



Corporate matching gifts are a great way for our supporters to maximize their personal contributions to Rockport Music and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of your contribution.

Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers. Most corporate procedures are very simple:

1.Request a matching form from your company.
2.Complete and submit the form to Rockport Music along with your gift.
3.Rockport Music will verify the completed form and return it to the company.
4.The company issues a matching gift contribution to Rockport Music.



The Virtuoso Society allows major donors to provide long-term financial stability for Rockport Music by pledging support over three years. Open to donors at the Maestro Level and above ($7,500+), Virtuoso Society membership gives donors benefits at their annual gift level, plus special benefits, including the following:

  • Recognition at the Virtuoso Society Concert during the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, followed by a reception
  • Recognition in the Rockport Chamber Music Festival season program book


Starting at $120 annually ($10/month), Sustaining Donors provide uninterrupted support to Rockport Music from one month to the next. Sustaining Donors receive:

  • The ease of automatic monthly credit card payments
  • An annual summary of all gifts at tax time

In addition to the benefits listed above, Sustaining Donors receive the benefits associated with their annual gift level.

To Learn More about these programs, please contact Sara Young, Development Officer, at 978.546.7391 ext. 106 or