Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival

The Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Since its inception in 2006, Tuba Bach has brought hundreds of exceptional musicians from around the world, across the United states, and from every corner of our state to present concerts and educational programming in West-Central Michigan, free of charge and available to all.


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While there is no admission fee to attend the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival concerts and most special events (some of our workshops occasionally have a small fee to cover food costs, etc.), rather than think of them as free, we prefer to think of our concerts and outreach programs as being priceless. After all, to attend performances by any of our guest artists would normally involve a hefty ticket price, not to mention travel to a large metropolitan area. To have not just one, but six performances by world class artists, and with a variety of educational and cultural enrichment opportunities for our students and community members, and to have them all presented right here in Big Rapids, and to have them available without an admission charge, is truly a priceless opportunity for everyone.

Tuba Bach's priceless performances do come with a financial cost - tens of thousands of dollars, in fact - paid by contributions from businesses, organizations and individuals like you.

Please consider making a donation to the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival. Your gift of $20 could buy a meal for one of our artists; $50 could purchase a piece of sheet music; $75 could have the piano tuned for a concert; $100 could provide a night of lodging for a performer; $300 could pay the auditorium rental for a concert; $400 could provide airfare for an out-of-state musician; $500 could put a Tuba Bach assembly program in another area school. Whatever the amount of your contribution, know that it will go directly toward putting world-class musicians on stage in Big Rapids, and making these priceless performances available to all in our community.

Levels of Support

Donation Level
Up to $50 Tuba Tooter
$50 -$99 Bach Backer
$100 -$249 Chamber Champ
$250 -$499 Music Maestro
$500 + Festival Angel

Tuba Bach also actively seeks out sponsors for our concerts. To discuss print advertising, web site promotion and other benefits associated with sponsorships, please contact Edward Mallett by telephone at (231) 796-0712 or e-mail at

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Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival
P.O. Box 1215
Big Rapids, MI 49307