Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

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Why we need your help...

Although Ellen Battell Stoeckel provided a magnificent venue for the study and enjoyment of music, today financial support from her estate accounts for less than 20 percent of our operating budget. In order to prosper artistically and intellectually as an international festival of the highest caliber, we rely heavily on ticket sales and individual contributions.

Your gift makes a difference not only for our audiences, but also for the Fellows who come from all over the world each year to study here.

All contributions to the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law. Please contact your personal tax advisor for details. All gifts will be recognized in the Festival’s annual program book. For more information on supporting the Festival, please contact General Manager James Nelson. 

James Nelson
860 542-3000
james.nelson@yale.edu.

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Donor Benefits

What You Will Receive

All contributions will be publicly acknowledged in the Festival’s annual program book. In addition to the program book listing, each contributor at the following levels will receive:

Supporting Member $100 to $249

  • First notice of concerts, subscriptions, and single tickets
  • CD recording of the Best of Norfolk
  • 10% discount coupon at Norfolk merchandise table

Sustaining Member $250 to $499
All of the above plus:

  • 20% discount on single tickets
  • Invitations to post-concert receptions

Associate Member $500 to $999
All of the above plus:

  • Complimentary coffee and a snack at Friday and Saturday evening concerts

Musicians Circle $1,000 to $4,999
All of the above plus:

  • Invitation to a Summer Season Preview Event at Whitehouse

Leading Contributor $5,000 and above
All of the above plus:

  • Concierge Service for all Norfolk Festival events. Just call us for help with additional tickets, ordering a pre-concert picnic basket, or to arrange a tour for your guests. We promise to make it a memorable experience!

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Annual Fund

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Support the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music with a gift to the Annual Fund. Your gift, no matter the size, will support the study and performance of the music you love and build new audiences for chamber music. 

Fellow Sponsorships

Sponsor a Norfolk fellow and enjoy an opportunity to establish a friendship with an outstanding young musician. Sponsorship of one fellow is $5,500 for the summer. Please contact Festival Director Melvin Chen (melvin.chen@yale.edu) or General Manager James Nelson (james.nelson@yale.edu) for more information.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts to the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music provide a thoughtful way to honor someone special in your life, recognize a special occasion or event (such as a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or a simple thank-you), or memorialize a loved one or friend. Please contact Festival Director Melvin Chen or General Manager James Nelson for more information.

Bequests

Bequests and other forms of deferred giving are an ideal way to create a legacy that will help build our endowment and provide secure funding for future generations of young musicians and music lovers of all ages. If you have already included Norfolk in your estate plan, please let us know so we may acknowledge your generosity. Please contact Festival Director Melvin Chen or General Manager James Nelson for more information.

How to get involved

Summer Internships

For more than 75 years, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music has advanced the field of chamber music through immersive summer training programs for emerging professional musicians and future arts administrators. Recognizing that work experience plays a critical role in establishing a career, we’re always on the lookout for the next generation of arts leadersinterns who are ambitious, curiousand motivated to build on their skills and gain the hands-on experience necessary to enter a career in the arts.

At Norfolk, you’ll have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned artists and be part of the Yale Summer School of Music communityThe Festival has an outstanding record of interns going on to enjoy successful careers in arts administration, academia, and business.

 

Positions

  • All openings are summer positions only from June through mid August.
  • Stipend, accommodations, and meals are included.
  • The Festival is looking for a Music Librarian/Director’s Assistant for summer 2022. All other have internships been filled.

 

Administrative Intern
Now filled for summer 2022.

Description: 

  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Festival, including box office, marketing, publicity, and clerical duties
  • Management of special projects, as assigned 
  • Assist with fellow and Festival artist arrivals, departures, accommodations, and special needs
  • Assist with concession operations 
  • Concert production duties 

Qualifications: Previous arts administration experience helpful. Interest and/or background in classical music and music education is also helpful.

Compensation: Stipend, accommodations, meals, and may be eligible for college credit.

 

Music Librarian/Director’s Assistant

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining the Festival’s music and recording library. Responsibilities include purchase and rental of scores and parts, cataloging the Festival’s collection, maintenance of card catalogs and lending records, marking bowings, and operation of library’s audio equipment
  • Produce weekly Emerging Artist Showcase programs 
  • Management of special projects, as assigned
  • Assist the Festival director in the preparation of weekly and daily schedules, correspondence, and coordination of receptions and special events

Qualifications:  Previous library experience and knowledge of classical music are preferred

Compensation: Stipend, accommodations, meals, and may be eligible for college credit.

 

Production Coordinator
Now filled for summer 2022.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and upkeep of all concert halls and operations for all performances and events
  • Upkeep and inventory of all concert and rehearsal equipment (chairs, stands, percussion equipment, etc.)
  • Stage management and supervision of all performances, master classes, and lectures
  • Operation of stage lighting with occasional re-focusing of light
  • Load-in, load-out, and maintenance of equipment
  • Assist with concert-hall scheduling 
  • Coordinate and oversee stage crew
  • Assist recording engineer, as needed
  • Management of special projects, as assigned

Qualifications: Technical stage experience, familiarity with personal computers, previous arts administration experience and knowledge of classical music performance are a plus

Compensation: Stipend, accommodations, meals, and may be eligible for college credit

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and references to norfolk@yale.edu with the subject “Summer Positions” or mail materials to:

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
PO Box 208246
New Haven, CT
06520-8246

Volunteer Opportunities

Help bring the Festival to life! By volunteering, you’ll gain an insider’s view of the Festival while making friends with Fellows, Festival Artists, staff, and other members of our dedicated volunteer team.

For more information, call 860 542-3000 or email norfolk.volunteers@yale.edu