Spring Giving Day at Festival Hill

On Thursday, April 20, from midnight to midnight, Round Top Festival Institute will launch its SPRING 24-hour online fundraising challenge. The goal of the Spring "Give2RTFInstitute" Giving Campaign is to Boost the Brass! and raise $33,000 for 6 scholarships worth $5,500 each--2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and 1 tuba--in support of the brass section of the Texas Festival Orchestra.

Why is the Spring "Give2RTFInstitute" Giving Campaign important?

     Round Top Festival Institute is the sole project of The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts. Each summer, advanced classical music students come to Round Top to work with faculty and conductors in a six-week program to study and improve their performance skills. Students are selected through a rigorous audition process. To allow student participation based on talent and merit alone, each student is awarded a full tuition scholarship to remove any economic barrier.

     The Institute must find ways to cover the costs incurred in producing the Round Top Music Festival. Revenue from box office, facility rentals and grants received from foundation and government sources are not enough. We rely on our donors to help us continue to produce the world-class festival institute each summer.

Here's what your donation to Round Top Festival Institute helps accomplish:

     Student scholarships are at the core of our educational mission and support the Institute through the six weeks of private lessons, chamber music studies, and orchestral studies, resulting in the public concerts that many of you experience and enjoy throughout the summer season. Many of our students go on to hold significant positions in orchestras and at conservatories and universities on six continents--sharing their dream that you helped make a reality!

Here's what your donation can do for you:

On April 20 and 21, every donor will be entered into a drawing to receive one of three fun prizes!
  • Two tickets to the Opening Orchestral Concert of the 2017 Round Top Music Festival on June 10, and passes to the Reception on the Herzstein Plaza that follows.
  • A four pack of tickets to the Institute's 2017 Patriotic Concert on July 2.
  • A four pack of tickets to the Institute's performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker, on December 9.
  • All donors of $5,500 or more automatically receive a bonus pack of all 3 prizes!!!!  We have already given away 2 bonus packs!!!
How can you make Spring Giving Day at Festival Hill successful?
  • We welcome your gift, either through an online, phone, or mail donation towards student scholarships. Through your generous donation, we will meet our goal of $33,000. Gifts of all sizes are welcome.
  • Forward the announcement emails to your friends. Help spread the word about the Festival Institute and its impact on music and the arts.
  • Encourage your friends and family to give to Round Top Festival Institute.
  • Share and retweet posts from RTFInstitute's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@RTFInstitute) about the campaign.

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Fundraising Progress

$17,430 Received

$33,000 Goal

Boost the Brass!

Support our 2017
Brass Music Students

6 Scholarships
$5,500 each

We have received gifts at all levels of giving.
Thank you for your generosity!

Some of our recent donors include:
William T. J., Jare & Jim S.,
Julie E. H., James & Sharon R.,
Tom & Janet K., Troy H.,
Sarah & Paul B., Cheryl M.,
Elisa H., Wayne R., John S.,
Lisa M., Shelby L.

Thank You!

Round Top Festival Institute
46th Season (2016)

Thank you for your generous support!

Round Top Festival Institute is the sole project of The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit public educational foundation since 1972.