BECOME A DONOR
Click here to tell us about you and your donation. From there you can complete your donation via credit card or by mailing a check to NASO. Or, make a donation by phone by calling NASO at (614) 323-1237.
SUPPORT THE SYMPHONY!
Ticket sales cover only a small portion of our expenses. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, so your donations are tax-deductible. Season tickets are just one of the benefits of becoming a NASO donor. To see a list of our 2016-2017 season donors and sponsors, click here.
MAKE YOUR GIFT AN INSTRUMENT OF LIFETIME SUPPORT!
The Endowment of an Orchestra Chair is one of the new ways you can support the New Albany Symphony. Orchestra chairs may be endowed for a minimum of $70,000 each and will carry life-time recognition. One of the unique aspects about our orchestra model is the use of professional mentors within a community orchestra.
Your gift to the Endowment will be invested by NASO through the New Albany Community Foundation, and the interest received from your gift will be designated to pay the salary of the professional mentor musician occupying the position you have endowed.
Whether your gift bears your name or that of a friend or relative, the Chair becomes a perpetual mark of recognition for the honoree. Each Endowed Chair is titled according to the wishes of the donor and will appear on the roster page for all concerts of the New Albany Symphony Orchestra. The Endowed Chair Funds can be paid out over a maximum of five years.
Concertmaster ($75,000 minimum), Assistant Concertmaster, Principal Second Violin, Principal Viola, Principal Cello, Principal Bass, Principal Flute, Principal Trumpet, Principal Oboe, Principal Clarinet, Principal Horn, Principal Bassoon, Principal Harp, Piano
For more information, please contact Heather Garner, Executive Director of the New Albany Symphony Orchestra; or Craig Mohre, President of the New Albany Community Foundation.
WHY DO WE NEED TO RAISE MONEY?
To Rent or Purchase Music
Music rental is more than $4,000 per year!
To Hire Our Music Director
Did you know Maestro Luis Biava has a Masters of Music degree from the Julliard School, one of the most prestigious music schools in the world? In addition to being principal cellist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Biava has extensive training and experience conducting.
To Hire Our Professional Mentors
New Albany Symphony is a unique community orchestra. Its mission is to combine professionals with adult and student musicians. The professional core raises the quality of the performances and allows a mentoring relationship to our students. These professionals earn their living by performing and teaching.
To Provide Free Educational Programming
We work with area schools to provide educational outreach to our students featuring our visting guest artists.
To Rent Rehearsal and Performance Space
We rent performance and rehearsal space at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts. The rent ultimately supports the operating costs of the hall.
To Manage Other Expenses
ASCAP license, liability insurance, postage, copying, supplies…there are lots of hidden costs! We thank you for your generous support!