Friends of 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 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. We are also able to welcome your donation of equity securities. Please contact General Manager Judy Matheson for more information at

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.


Join a community of like-minded music lovers in support of Stratford Summer Music.

“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

“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