Impact & financials

Sun Valley Music Festival—a transformative, inspiring force in Sun Valley—and beyond

Live classical music returned to the Sun Valley Pavilion this year, along with the Festival’s all-star orchestra and renowned guest artists. Students returned to classrooms to learn music with Festival faculty and musicians. And exuberant audiences joined in as online broadcasts in the winter and spring transitioned—with much excitement—to live, in-person concerts at the Sun Valley Pavilion. The Wood River Valley came together as one musical community again.

The impact of Festival programs can be estimated with numbers but is also revealed in the smiling faces and joyful memories of all who participate. This year’s Annual Report includes figures from throughout the year, along with narratives, photos, and videos that help tell the full story. There’s also a new concert broadcast to enjoy, available for a limited time (October 29-November 5) with this report.

Of course, the concerts and education programs exist only because of Festival supporters who value bringing live music into the lives of children and adults in the community, whether online or in person, and always for free. Your support makes it all possible. Thank you!

2021 Annual Report

2021 Summer Season: Music And Moments To Remember

Two years in the making, live classical music returned to the Sun Valley Pavilion this summer. Amidst the reunions and celebrations were musical moments that will resonate for years to come. Here’s a look at a few in the video below:

Statistics from the year


Over 48,000 people
enjoyed the Festival’s concerts this year, coming together safely to enjoy the music.

17
in-person performances took place in the summer, where

over 1,000
local frontline heroes were celebrated,

1
world premiere was unveiled, and

the 3rd largest
Festival concert ever took place!

Over 7,600
people watched Winter Season online broadcasts from across the globe, for

5
total days of online performances, originating from

3
locations in musicians’ hometowns.

420
year-round and summer students participated in

over 3,847
hours of online and in-person instruction.

14
master classes, seminars, and Q&A sessions took place with students and guest artists.

15
student performances took place, online and in venues throughout the Wood River Valley.

Over 1,000
supporters helped bring admission free concerts and education programs to the community.


To access the Sun Valley Music Festival’s financial statements, please click on the links below:

2018 Form 990
2019 From 990

October 31, 2019 Audited Financial Statements
October 31, 2020 Audited Financial Statements