Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI)
- What is RSMI?
Ravinia’s renowned summer conservatory for talented young musicians who represent the next generation of classical music and jazz stars.
- Why RSMI?
The future of classical music and jazz depends in part on the availability and accessibility of quality, tuition-free professional studies programs like ours. In order to attain the next level in their professional careers, these musicians of great natural ability need instruction from distinguished faculty as well as opportunities to perform.
- Who is RSMI?
RSMI is shepherded by three world-renowned musicians and pedagogues, program directors Miriam Fried (Program for Piano and Strings), David Baker (Program for Jazz) and Kevin Murphy (Program for Singers).
- Why Support?
Steans incurs over $10,000 in expenses for each fellow to complete their immersion residency each summer. The generosity of RSMI’s dedicated donors allows these programs to be offered 100% free of charge to the participants.
Support for RSMI covers all costs for the fellows, allowing them to focus on their craft free from distraction or worry.
- Why Now?
As we look forward to celebrating the institute’s pivotal 25th anniversary in 2013, support for RSMI has never been more important. We need your support to continue to provide these valuable programs to the next generation of classical music and jazz stars for the next 25 years and beyond.
Everything for the Artist 25th Anniversary Endowment Campaign
- Why Support “Everything for the Artist”?
Over 77 percent of the current RSMI budget is funded by income from its endowment. These programs literally would not exist without it. To guarantee RSMI’s strength as a preeminent professional music studies program and allow for future growth, we must reseed this endowment.
We have raised 80 percent of our $5 million goal that will allow us to hold true to one of our core visions as an organization: “to enable gifted young performers to study under great teachers and perform in concert settings.” We need your help to raise the crucial last 20 percent!
Thank you for your consideration!
For more information about RSMI’s “Everything for the Artist” endowment campaign or to make a gift please contact Dylan Commeret at 847-266-5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.