Friends of the Academy

The American Bach Soloists ACADEMY was founded in 2010 with the purpose of providing mentorship and artistic support to those musicians who are seeking to bridge the gap between advanced conservatory, university, or personal studies and an emerging career, either as soloists, chamber musicians, or with professional Early Music institutions.

Since the ACADEMY's inaugural year, more than 500 participants have been admitted from around the world, representing Australia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Republic of Singapore, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United States, and Venezuela.

Join the Friends of the Academy

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Join the Friends of the Academy.
Membership begins at $1,000.

Academy Patron

• Invitation to Academy Friends Lunch Hour

• Invitation to the ABS Academy opening and closing receptions to meet the students and faculty

• Acknowledgment in Academy & Festival program booklets

Academy Sponsor

• Sponsorship of an Academy event

• Invitation to exclusive Festival VIP intermission receptions

• Plus all “Academy Patron” benefits

Academy Underwriter
$5,000 and above

• Exclusive sponsorship of an Academy performance

• Invitation to exclusive Festival VIP intermission receptions

• Plus all “Academy Patron” benefits

Support an ABS Academy Musician

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The American Bach Soloists FRIENDS OF THE ACADEMY represent the San Francisco Bay Area arts community’s most culturally responsible patrons who are excited to provide uniquely challenging and artistically productive educational experiences to the world’s next generation of professional musicians specializing in the timeless repertoire of the Baroque era and, in particular, the music of Bach and his contemporaries. 

Whether your passion is for the Arts, Education, or Music, your investment in the careers of the cream of the crop from conservatories around the globe will help ensure the future of the great music that has inspired generations from all walks of life.

You can become a FRIEND OF THE ACADEMY through your commitment of $1,000 or more in support, and you can help us further – and bring much-needed scholarship funds to the table – by engaging your colleagues, associates, and friends to join you.

As a member of this essential and prestigious society, you will be invited to a special opening reception on the first day of the Academy to meet our students and faculty. You will also be invited to a special private reception at the conclusion of the Academy. Additionally, your support will be acknowledged in Festival program booklets.

Academy Founders

Jose and Carol Alonso 
Richard and Sharon Boyer
Lisa Capaldini 
David Cates
J.P. Crametz and Tamar Ravid
John and Lois Crowe
Silvia Davidson
Hugh Davies and Kaneez Munjee

Tom Driscoll and Nancy Quinn 
The Reverend Richard G. Fabian
Tom Flesher and Adam Verret
Judith Flynn
Richard Forde
Jan Goldberg
Benjamin and Lynette Hart
James and Joan Kelly 
James Meehan

Fraser and Helen Muirhead
Paul and Sandra Ogden
Virginia Patterson
Peter and Asiye Sonnen 
Fred Stark and Roman Shi 
James and Jennifer Steelquist 
Jeffrey Thomas
Kwei and Michele Ü


P.O. Box 421986
San Francisco CA 94142


Tickets: +1 (800) 595-4849
Phone: +1 (415) 621 7900 
Fax: +1 (415) 621 7920
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