Donate to Dartington International Summer School & Festival

Summer School students


For over 60 years, young musicians, celebrated virtuosos and passionate amateurs have come together to learn from each other, create and perform new work, interpret gems from the classical, folk, jazz, and modern repertoires, as soloists, in ensembles, in choirs and orchestras, firing new works and artistic partnerships which resonate far beyond the Festival.

The Friends lie at the heart of this alchemy.

Click here to download the Friends & Patrons leaflet (.pdf) ⇒

Become a Friend

Friend: £48 per annum

  • Advance information
  • Priority booking on individual courses

Friend plus one: £60

  • For summer school friends living at the same address. Includes all the benefits of 2 friends with just one set of postal correspondence.

Family Friend: £100

  • For summer school friends living at the same address. Includes all the friend’s benefits for each person with just one set of postal correspondence. For up to 4 people.
Click here to become a Friend of the Summer School and Festival

Become a Patron

This programme is for individuals and corporates able to invest in particular activities and receive the acknowledgement and hospitality opportunities.

Bronze £250

  • Includes ALL Friend benefits
  • Named credit in publications
  • 2 invites to the launch event

Silver £500

  • Includes ALL Bronze benefits
  • Invites to a post-concert hospitality event

Gold £1000

  • Includes ALL Silver benefits
  • Invites to events hosted by the Chairman or Chief Executive
  • A bursary student allocated to your donation and follow their progress
Click here to donate to the Summer School as a Patron

Joanna MacGregor

Dartington is an unrivalled festival of music-making, the creative arts, and learning in a magically beautiful setting. I have exciting plans for the Summer School – particularly in its 70th anniversary year in 2018 – that build on its wonderful legacy. Please join me in supporting Dartington and help the Summer School flourish.

– Joanna MacGregor, Artistic Director