Three Ways to Support the ABS Academy

Choose the amount of your Sponsorship.

• donor perks granted according to your gift

Become an Academy Underwriter for $1,200

• underwrite an ABS Academy participant for one year
• acknowledgment in Academy & Festival program booklets
• invitiation to private receptions to meet the students and faculty 
• invitation to exclusive Academy and donor events

Make a Multi-year Academy Underwriter Pledge

• underwrite ABS Academy participants for one year
• perks as above for the duration of your support
• please call us to arrange your gift: (415) 621-7900

Academy Sponsors

The American Bach Soloists ACADEMY SPONSORS 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 an ACADEMY SPONSOR through your commitment of $1,200 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 Academy Sponsor.

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.

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About 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.

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