Charitable Donations

Our board of directors is very strict on the policies outlined on this page.  If your request does not meet the criteria, your request will not be considered.  As a music store we are fully committed to supporting music education, and find the requests far exceed our budget for this very specific need each year.  Thank you for your understanding.
All requests for donations, contributions, or sponsorships must be submitted through our website. ou can use this widget to input text into the page.
Because of the volume of important and worthy music education programs and the nature of budget limitations, we have formed a committee to carefully evaluate each request. We can only consider requests for music education in the state of Utah.
Requests are evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. Value to the music education community
2. How many students and musicians benefit
3. Must be a public or charter school, or qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and offer music education.
Summerhays Music supports our community and music education by hosting events throughout the year, such as:
• Master Musician Clinics
• Support School Music Contest
• Free Musical Instrument Petting Zoos (SLC Arts Festival & Abravanel Hall)
• Choir Rockstars for a Day Contest
• Make-A Wish Foundation Fundraiser
FREE Musical Instrument Petting Zoos at the SLC Arts Festival and Abravanel Hall give kids an opportunity to try out different instruments to see which one they would like to start playing.
Master Musician Clinics are held in our stores and schools periodically through out the year. These clinics not only promote music education, they provide hands-on instruction from expert musicians to kids and adults. We bring in top artists such as Saxophonist Eric Darius and Fiddler Patrick Clark.
Contests and promotions benefit schools. One favorite of students is the "Support School Music Contest" on Facebook. The school with the most votes wins $1000 for their band or orchestra program. Wasatch Jr. High is pictured above. Congratulations! Also this year we have a special contest; one lucky High School Choir will get to sing on stage with Foreigner!
ASTA (American String Teachers Association)
UMEA (Utah Music Educators Association)
Utah Wind Symphony
Corp Encore
Utah Flute Association
Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra
ISSI (Intermountain Suzuki Strings Institute)
NAMM Support Music Coalition
El Sistema
You can request monetary support from Summerhays Music by completing the request form. Please submit all requests at least 60 days prior to a particular event or activity.
While all aspects of learning are important, we can only consider requests directly related to Music Education.
Travel & Tours: We are unable to grant requests for financial support of touring musical groups, school music trips, or other requests of this nature. Our limited resources must remain focused on local music education.
Our contribution budget begins in August and ends in May. We are unable to award contributions during the months of June and July.
To request a donation, contribution, or sponsorship, please fill out the application below. We will review your request and contact you soon.