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A mostly volunteer-run and -led organization, Gateways Music Festival relies upon your contributions to pay for musicians’ honoraria, travel, meals, lodging, youth programs, venue rental and more.  We are grateful for your support!

  • More than 50 free chamber concerts throughout the city and suburbs of Rochester, New York
  • Professional development, sharing and community building for more than 100 classical musicians of African descent
  • One full orchestra concert at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Two chamber music concerts and one piano recital
  • Honoraria, travel and lodging for approximately 100 musicians
  • Rental of music scores, instruments and venues


  • Conductor’s Circle $10,000+
  • Harps $5,000 – $9,999
  • Trumpets $1,000 – $4,999
  • Cymbals $500 – $999
  • Violas $100 – $499
  • Violins $1 – $99
  • Piccolos up to $1.00

For more information about donations, planned gifts, underwriting or sponsorship-level contributions or gifts-in-kind, please contact the Festival at: (585) 232-6106 or via email at

You can also view and download our Form 990 tax return for previous fiscal years here:

The Gateways Music Festival is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization.  Your gift is fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law.