Like you, we believe that great live music is more than just entertainment: it’s a vital cultural asset. When gifted musicians from diverse cultural and musical traditions reach out with their art, they join our hearts and minds in joy, deepened awareness, celebration, and hope that connect us more fully to our local and global communities. Please add your membership to our community of support—help sustain and boost our capacity to provide you and our community musical excellence through the magic of live performance, dances, and engaging learning opportunities. Together, we can sustain and grow this treasured tradition in our own community. Thank you so much for your generous support!
Become a Member
NSMA gratefully accepts contributions in any amount. Suggested annual membership contributions are:
|$100||Donor (receive 2 complimentary tickets)|
|$150||Patron (receive 3 complimentary tickets)|
|$250||Sustainer (receive 4 complimentary tickets)|
|$500||Sponsor (receive 6 complimentary tickets)|
|$1,000||Partner (receive 2 tickets to each event for a year)|
Memberships and donations may be given as gifts or dedicated in honor or memory of friends or family.
If you would prefer to donate monthly instead of making a single payment, please click here.
Please contact us for information about designating NSMA a beneficiary for planned giving.
NSMA Thanks our Generous Contributors
NSMA thanks our generous Business Concert Sponsors:Aspen Inn
Cobblestone Cove Villas
Inn at Terrace Point
Lake Superior Trading Post
North Shore Federal Credit Union
And our Business Trade Partners:Grand Marais Art Colony
Grand Marais Playhouse
WTIP 90.7 North Shore Community Radio
North House Folk School
Grand Marais Area Tourism Association
Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce
Cook County Higher Education
Become a Business ContributorIt takes commitment and generosity from many sources to sustain dynamic community nonprofits. We are very grateful to businesses who are doing their part by supporting NSMA as Business Contributors.
$ 500 (minimum) Business Concert Sponsors receive:
printed recognition on each event poster, name in programs distributed at concerts, business name and link on website, and 6 complimentary certificates usable for NSMA events.
$ 250 (minimum) Business Sustainers receive:
business name printed in programs distributed at concerts, 4 complimentary certificates useable at NSMA events.
$100 (minimum) Business Members receive:
2 complimentary certificates useable at NSMA events.
$250 trade value (minimum) Business Trade Partners receive:
a “thank you” listing in every concert program, a sponsor listing and link on our website, and 2 free ads in season concert programs.
7pm Cantus: One Giant Leap
Hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming, and riveting performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to the “spontaneous grace” of its music making. The Philadelphia Inquirer called the group nothing short of “exquisite.”
In 2020, Cantus celebrates its 25th anniversary with One Giant Leap, a new program inspired by the celestial sky, the allure of upward exploration, the triumph of the human spirit, and the striving for excellence through innovation and technology. Structured around the moon landing and the groundwork that was laid to make this historic achievement possible, the poetic arc of the program includes works by Mohammed Fairouz, Franz Schubert, Kenneth Jennings, Byron Adams, David Bowie, Camille Saint-Saëns, Eriks Esenvalds, Z. Randall Stroope, and a piece originally commissioned for Cantus by Sarah Kirkland Snider.
Watch a video about One Giant Leap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=89&v=Qeg62Uk59fg&feature=emb_logo