The Festival’s activities are not possible without the generous support of the Festival’s many sponsors and donors. To make donations, please use our contact form.

The Festival has ongoing, collaborative partnerships with the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA) and the music department at Oregon State University (OSU). The Festival has established ongoing partnerships for in-kind support with the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport News-Times newspaper, Presbyterian and Nazarene churches, and Lincoln County School District. Ongoing partnerships have been established with nearly 20 local businesses for annual sponsorships.

For at least the past decade, high school music programs throughout the state have fallen victim to budget cuts, leaving few organized opportunities for youths to learn how to play a musical instrument let alone participate in a full orchestral.  For those who can afford it, private lessons allow skills to be learned. For middle- and low-income youths, public high school is the only opportunity to learn to play an instrument or play in an ensemble.

The Board strategically identifies high schools with high rates of poverty for participation to (a) ensure that orchestras from around the state participate and (b) ensure that students who may experience inequity based on family income have the opportunity to participate.

The orchestras pay their own bus transportation to and from Newport as they would for other school field trips.  The Festival pays for all the other expenses (housing, food, clinician stipends, facility usage, etc.) during the Festival’s activities.

Foundations & Government Agencies

Braemar Charitable Trust

Carpenter Foundation

ESCO (Swigert) Foundation

Ford Family Foundation

Goodman Family Foundation

Lincoln County Cultural Coalition

Maybelle Clark Foundation

Oregon Cultural Trust

Oregon Arts Commission

Pacific Power Foundation

Randall Charitable Trust

Ronald W. Naito Foundation

Salem Foundation

Siletz Tribal Charitable Fund

Starseed Foundation

Three Rivers Foundation

Business/Corporate Sponsors

Agate Beach Golf Course

Aging Wisely with Heartfelt Hands

Associated Cleaning Services

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Fischer, Hayes, Joye, & Allen, LLC

Fred Meyer

Kerr Violin Services

Local Ocean Seafoods

Mo’s Restaurants

Mariner Square

NW Natural

Oregon State Credit Union

Pacific Residential Mortgages

Umpqua Bank

Payne West Insurance

Salem Realtors Association

Starker Forests

Wilder Homes

Weiden + Kennedy

In-Kind Contributors

KYTE – FM radio (Newport)

Lincoln County School District

Newport News-Times

Newport First Presbyterian Church

Newport Nazarene Church

Newport Symphony

Optimist Club of Newport

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Sodexo (food service & kitchen staff)