Giving Tuesday at Festival Hill - A Huge Success

     Giving Tuesday at Festival Hill exceeded all expectations. We surpassed our goal of $30,000 and raised $60,000!! toward the 2018 Student Scholarship Program. The Institute's goal each year is to provide scholarships for all 90 students who are expected to attend the summer music festival; and each year it generates self-help revenue through facility rentals and box office sales, and seeks funding through foundation and government grants, and fundraising campaigns from the private sector--individuals and businesses like you. In this single campaign, we raised enough to provide ten students with scholarships. Thank you for your generous support!

Winners of the Giving Tuesday Campaign drawing:

We are pleased to announce the winners of the three fun prizes!

  • JoAnn and Victor Treat - Four tickets to the The Nutcracker on December 9.
  • Susan Barnes - Two tickets to the Opening Orchestral Concert of the 2018 Round Top Music Festival on June 9, and passes to the Reception on the Herzstein Plaza that follows.
  • Verena Aeschbacher - Four tickets to the 2018 Patriotic Concert on July 1.

Why is the "Give2RTFInstitute" Giving Campaign important?

     Each summer, 90 advanced classical music students come to Round Top Festival Institute to work with faculty and conductors in a six-week program to study and improve their performance skills. Students come from conservatories and music schools all over the world and are selected through a rigorous audition process. To allow student participation based on talent and merit alone, each student is awarded a tuition scholarship of $6,000 to help alleviate financial burden.

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

    What do the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony in D.C., and the Chicago Symphony all have in common? Aside from being three of the top orchestras in the country, they are all employers of Round Top Festival Institute alumni! Many of our students go on to hold significant positions in orchestras and at conservatories and universities on six continents. We are proud of the remarkable professional success our students achieve! Help us prepare more musicians for professional careers by supporting our scholarship program.

    Student scholarships are at the core of our educational mission and support the Institute through the six weeks of private lessons, chamber music, orchestral studies and performance opportunities, resulting in the public concerts that many of you experience and enjoy throughout the summer season.


Fundraising Progress

$60,000 Raised!

$30,000 Goal

Thank You!

Round Top Festival Institute
46th Season (2016) (8:50)

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) nonprofit public educational foundation since 1972.