Donations of time and money are always appreciated!
Monetary donations can be sent to Amherst Chamber Ensembles, c/o Martha Welte, 112 Capen Blvd., Amherst, NY 14226.
You can view a list of our current generous donors on our Donor page.
Our budget is approximately $5,000 per year for 10 concerts. Currently, most of our budget comes from free-will donations at our concerts. We have applied for a grant with which to buy sheet music and scores. Any supplementary assistance from our donors would help as well.
Additional money would enable us to purchase music that we cannot borrow from the public library. Chamber orchestra literature differs from symphonic literature. Most of the music available locally from the public library (i.e., from the NBC Symphony Collection), is symphonic. In addition, we need funds to purchase music for our concerto concert. Currently, we often need the soloists to contribute to the purchase of the orchestral accompaniments for their works.
Volunteers are also always appreciated. We are looking for people who can carry chairs, stuff envelopes, use a copy machine, find sponsors, research music, use a word processor, find good ways to do publicity, make phone calls, or set a table. Let us know if you are available to help, and if you have any other skills you would like to share with us! You can send us an e-mail or write to the address above.