2017 National Music Festival - Sponsorship Opportunities
August 10-12 at the University of Ottawa

Main Competition Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsor a Discipline for $5,000
The National Music Festival offers top-level classical music competition in nine solo disciplines: Voice, Piano, Strings, Guitar, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Chamber Ensemble and Musical Theatre.

$5,000 would sponsor the competition for one of these disciplines. All awards sponsored separately. Please see below. The sponsor will receive full recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program, press releases, and signage on site during official rehearsals, two days of competition, Master Class and the Grand Award Competition.

Sponsor a Session for $1,500
Competitions at the National Music Festival take place in multiple venues over two days. There are up to three sessions held each day [morning, afternoon and evening].

$1,500 would sponsor the competition during one of these sessions. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program and signage in the venue during the session sponsored.

Sponsor a Master Class for $750
On Saturday morning following the competitions, the adjudicators provide the competitors in their discipline with individualized feedback in a three-hour Master Class setting.

$750 would sponsor the Master Class of a discipline. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival Competition program and signage in the venue during the Master Class sponsored.

Choral Discipline Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsor the Choral Discipline and Reception for $4,000
The National Music Festival offers a recorded choral competition in ten classes for Canada’s school and community choirs. Each year approximately 45 choirs compete in the various classes. During the Annual General Meeting of the FCMF, a Choral Awards Reception is held where the winning choirs are announced and certificates presented. It is a time to honor the tremendous impact these choral directors have on the cultural fabric of Canada. All awards sponsored separately. Please see below.

$4,000 would sponsor the Choral Discipline which includes the competition and the Choral Awards Reception. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program, communication with choral directors, choral press release, and signage at the reception.

Sponsor the Choral Discipline for $2,000
$2,000 would sponsor the Choral Competition. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program, communication with choral directors and the choral press release.

Sponsor the Choral Awards Reception for $2,000
$2,000 would sponsor the Choral Awards Reception. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program, communication with choral directors and signage at the reception.

Grand Award Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsor the Grand Award Competition and Reception for $10,000
On Saturday evening the first place winners in each discipline perform a selection from their program to compete for the honour of being the Grand Award Winner. While the panel of adjudicators is out deliberating, the second and third award winners in each discipline are announced. A reception follows.

$10,000 would sponsor this prestigious competition and reception. All awards are sponsored separately. See below for details. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program, press releases, and signage in the venues during the days of competition and the Grand Award Competition.

Sponsor the Grand Award Competition only for $7,000
$7,000 would sponsor the prestigious Grand Award Competition between the first place winners of the 2017 National Music Festival. All awards are sponsored separately. See below for details. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program, press releases, and signage in the venues during the days of competition and the Grand Award Competition.

Sponsor the Grand Award Reception only for $3,000
$3,000 would sponsor the Grand Award Competition Reception for competitors, adjudicators, delegates and the public following the Grand Award Competition. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program and signage at the reception.

Award Sponsorship Opportunities:

Award Sponsorships – Available in amounts from $250
The FCMF annually awards $42,000 in prizes to the National Music Festival competitors, distributed as follows:

  • The Grand Award winner receives $5,000 and the Second Place Grand Award winner receives $2,500.
  • On recommendation of adjudicators, competitors placing first, second and third in each of nine disciplines receive $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively.
  • On recommendation of adjudicators, choirs placing first and second in 10 choral classes receive $500 and $250 respectively. Grand Award Choral prize for overall best choir is $500.

Awards are available for sponsorship at the 2017 National Music Festival in Ottawa, Ontario.
Please note: Sponsorship of awards is subject to availability as many donors continue to sponsor the same award each year.

Ottawa 2017 Social Events for Competitors at the National Music Festival

The National Music Festival offers social events for its competitors to help provide them with a well-rounded environment for the competition. These social interactions nurture the development of friendships between the participants that often last for a lifetime as they continue to cross paths as professional musicians.

Competitor Welcome Night - $2,000
Competitors arrive on Tuesday in time for an evening meeting where they are briefed on what to expect over the next few days of competition and a review of important rules governing the competition. This year, Liz Parker, a Toronto based branding and social media consultant for classical musicians, will be presenting a workshop on Marketing/Public Relations/Dress for Success to competitors that will help prepare them to take the next steps towards professionalism. A welcome reception will follow, giving the competitors time to enjoy some food, meet with each other and Ms. Parker.

$2,000 would sponsor this important and informative competitor meeting and reception. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program and signage at the venue.

Competitor Fun Night - $4,000
The Competitor Fun Night takes place on Friday after the completion of all competitions. It is an important event that allows the competitors to relax after the intense schedule of rehearsal and performances. It allows them to experience some of the local culture and nurture the budding friendships they are making with their peers, as well as informal conversations with adjudicators.

The Ottawa 2017 Host Committee has lined up an interesting event in which competitors can all participate, called Urban Guest. This is a sort of scavenger hunt organized by the company, and will take competitors in groups of 4-6 all over downtown Ottawa, visiting places of interest [Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, the Byward Market, etc.] with a lot of fun things along the way. This 1 -2 hour event will start at the University of Ottawa residence and end up there, with a variety of Food Trucks at University of Ottawa for the evening meal.

$4,000 will sponsor the Ottawa 2017 Competitor Fun Night. The sponsor will receive recognition in the Official National Music Festival Competition Program, communication with competitors and signage on site.

Partial sponsorship is also available.

Competitor Lounge - $500
The National Music Festival offers a lounge area in the University of Ottawa residence for competitors to relax and mingle with their peers. The Ottawa 2017 Host Committee will keep this stocked with snack foods, water and sodas.

$500 will sponsor the Ottawa 2017 Competitor Lounge for five nights. The sponsor will receive recognition in the official National Music Festival competition program, and signage in the lounge area.

Partial sponsorship at $100 a night is also available.