Become a Patron or Patroness

The educational programs the Center for Public Musicology offers are made possible in part by the generous support of CPM patrons like you. CPM is actively pursuing 501(c)(3) status. We will inform you once that status is obtained.

 

The easiest way to donate to CPM is online, and there are numerous ways to give—one-time donations in any amount, one-time tiered levels of giving, one-time giving in honor of a friend or loved one, and perpetual giving. All patrons receive a complimentary drink and/or free admission to an event. Select patrons can propose a music topic, a venue, and a select work(s) to be performed at an event. 

Join the ranks of history's most elite

patrons and patronesses of music! 

Who is your favorite patron or patroness?

  • Baron von Swieten

    25$
    Austrian diplomat and patron of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Valid for 12 months
    • Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at any CPM event.
  • Count Waldstein

    50$
    German nobleman and early patron of Ludwig van Beethoven
    Valid for 12 months
    • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail at any CPM event.
  • Prince Esterhazy

    100$
    Hungarian aristocrat and patron of Franz Joseph Haydn
    Valid for 12 months
    • Enjoy a complimentary CPM event of your choosing.
  • Fredrick the Great

    250$
    Prussian King and patron of Johann Sebastian Bach
    Valid for 12 months
    • Complimentary event on a topic proposed by the patron.
    • Complimentary glass of wine or cocktail at the event.
    • Recognition of your patronage at the event.
  • King Ludwig II

    500$
    The "Mad" King of Bavaria and patron of Richard Wagner
    Valid for 12 months
    • Complimentary event on a topic proposed by the patron.
    • Complimentary glass of wine or cocktail at the event.
    • Live performance of a selected work(s) at the event.
    • Recognition of your patronage at the event.
  • Emperor Joseph II

    1000$
    Holy Roman Emperor ("Musical King") and Patron of the Arts
    Valid for 12 months
    • 3 complimentary events on a topic proposed by the patron.
    • Enjoy the event with friends in the patron's home.
    • Live performance of a select work(s) at the event.
    • Special recognition of your patronage at the event
  • Jeanette Thurber

    25$
    Heiress and 1st major patroness of American music.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at any CPM event.
  • Isabella d'Este

    50$
    Leading patroness of the arts in Renaissance Italy.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail at any CPM event.
  • Princess Anna Amalia

    100$
    18th-century Prussian patroness, curator, and composer.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Enjoy a complimentary CPM event of your choosing.
  • Queen Christina

    250$
    Swedish royalty and patroness of the arts in Rome.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Complimentary event on a topic proposed by the patron.
    • Complimentary glass of wine or cocktail at the event.
    • Recognition of your patronage at the event.
  • Saint Cecilia

    500$
    Roman patroness of musicians and patron saint of music.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Complimentary event on a topic proposed by the patron.
    • Complimentary glass of wine or cocktail at the event.
    • Recognition of your patronage at the event.
    • Live performance of a selected work(s) at the event.
  • Catherine the Great

    1000$
    Russian Empress and patroness of art, music, and theater.
    Valid for 12 months
    • 3 complimentary events on a topic proposed by the patron.
    • Enjoy the event with friends in the patron's home.
    • Live performance of a select work(s) at the event.
    • Special recognition of your patronage at the event