Competition Sponsorship

2018 North American Competition and Music Festival

PianoArtists captivate us with their exciting concerts, and charismatic conversations about music, and  bridge meaningful and creative relationships with our communities.

Your competition sponsorship will support emerging young artists and the professionals who help them prepare for music careersA sponsorship can be in your name or in the name of someone special.

Presenting Partner
As a Presenting Partner of the 2018 Competition and Festival, you will help bring recognition to Milwaukee as a cultural center, lunch with competition guests, and enjoy all of the sponsorship benefits listed on the right.

Sponsor a Prize
Support a Young Artist’s Education
First Place Prize $12,000
Second Place Prize $8,000
Third Place Prize $4,000
Best Performance/Work by Johann Sebastian Bach $2,000
Wisconsin Contestant Award $750
Audience Communication Award $500
Best Performance of a Piano and Violin or Cello Duo $500
Junior Jury Prize $300
Fellowship to the PianoArtists Training Institute $3,000
Scholarship to the International Keyboard Institute & Festival   in New York City $1,800

More Noteworthy Sponsorships
You can select from events valued from $100 to $7,000. Phone Sue Medford at 414-962-3055 for details.

• Sponsor an Exciting Competition Round

Solo Recitals
Collaborative Recitals with Milwaukee Symphony musicians
Awards Concert with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

• Sponsor a Festival Concert

Prometheus Trio – Opening competition performance
Prelude Concert – Aristo Sham, 2016 first place prize winner
Concert by the Masters – Jury members and MSO musicians
“Concert Conversations” – Talks prior to performances
Community Concerts – Contestants perform at local venues

• Support a Jury – An Opportunity to Perform for the Best

Preliminary Jury, in residence for the March audio round
Semifinal and Final Round Jury, in residence June 1-5
Click here for the jury biographies

• Support a Workshop by a Master Teacher and Help Build
a Career through Professional Development

Essentials for future success as a classical music performer.

Concerto workshop with chamber ensemble and conductor
Conversations with audiences about music
Techniques for collaborating with conductors
Mastering stage presence and voice projection
Working with stage managers
Relaxation, breathing, and movement
Meeting with arts managers and preparing for auditions
Performing in halls with varying acoustics and pianos
Presenting outreach concerts

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Ariela Bohrod speaking about music during the competition.

Sponsors enjoy complimentary tickets, “Meet the Contestants” events, program book ads, recognition at the competition and online, plus behind-the-scenes rehearsals. For sponsorship and partnership details, contact Sue Medford by phone: 414-962-3055, Email:

To make a gift, you can use the donor form Donor Form  and mail it to: 2642 North Summit Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211, or send it by clicking this button.