Stratford Summer Music


Stratford Summer Music is a not for profit, registered charity. Along with the support of various levels of government we rely on and are grateful for our supporters for everything from financial gifts, to volunteer work, billeting, advertising, in- kind gifts and Aeroplan miles in order to present 6 weeks of the best in Canadian and International music each summer.

Stratford Summer Music believes everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy musical performances. As a result, at least half of our presentations are free or Pay What You Can, and the remaining tickets are priced as reasonably as possible. Ticket sales account for just over 20% of our total revenue. This means that other sources of income for the festival such as  individual donations, corporate sponsorships and government grants are vital to keep ticket prices low. Your contribution will be acknowledged in our performance programme and online. All financial gifts will be recognized with an official tax receipt for the maximum amount allowed by Canada Revenue Agency.

"We are proud supporters of Stratford Summer Music.  As residents of Stratford we value the contribution the arts community makes to Stratford. Stratford Summer Music enriches the cultural experiences of residents and visitors to our City and contributes to the vitality of Stratford as a place to live. We encourage your support of this fantastic organization." - John Wolfe & Kristin Sainsbury

 Mobile Homme 2017

Mobile Homme 2017, photo credit: Scott Wishart

“Stratford Summer Music gives the whole community and visitors the opportunity to hear and enjoy gifted performers, known nationally and internationally. There’s music to delight us, to lift our spirits, to reflect on, as well as speakers to inform us. We listen. We learn. We grow. How wonderful!" - D. Washbern


Join a community of like-minded music lovers in support of Stratford Summer Music. Your participation will ensure a lasting legacy for generations to come. Strengthen your personal connection to Stratford Summer Music through these exclusive benefits.

Piano: up to $499

Mezzo Piano: $500 - $2,499

All of the Piano benefits plus:

Forte: $2,500 - $4,999

All of the Mezzo Piano benefits plus:

Fortement: $5,000 - $9,999

All of the Forte benefits, plus:

Fortissimo: $10,000 - $39,000

All of the Fortement benefits, plus:

Grand Fortissimo: $40,000+

All of the Fortissimo benefits, plus:

Donations are welcomed in a variety of ways. You may want to consider a monthly donation.


Should you wish to discuss the transferring of securities or estate planning as your method of donation, please email Judy Matheson at 

BY PHONE: Call us at 519.271.2101 and we’ll be happy to process your donation through your credit card.

REGULAR MAIL: Send us a cheque by mail to Stratford Summer Music, Box 1013, Stratford, ON, N5A 6W4

IN PERSON: Our office is located at 25 Ontario Street, 2nd Floor, Stratford, ON N5A 3G7

Stratford Summer Music is presented by The Stratford Arts Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization. 

Charitable Registration #87819-7417 RR001

For more information, please contact Judy Matheson, General Manager, at or 519.271.2101.