Live Music Fund

Live Music is a Gift We Love to Give.

Madison Ballet brings magical experiences that only the arts can provide. We pride ourselves in our commitment to live music for our dancers and for our audiences. 

Whether a studio rehearsal with an accompanist or a Nutcracker performance in Overture Hall, the music you hear is live. Madison Ballet's Live Music Fund underwrites the costs of bringing live music to Madison Ballet's productions each season. 

Corporate sponsorship or individual contributions are welcome. Ticket sales cover only 50% of annual operating costs and your gift to Madison Ballet provides essential support to the music that enriches the beauty that you see on the stage.



Our first Live Music Fund Raffle was so successful, we decided to make it an annual event! Purchase of a raffle ticket helps keep the music alive at Madison Ballet.

The Live Music Fund Raffle features a GRAND PRIZE PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE from BR Diamond Suite valued at $1,500 and over 40 additional prizes you could win from local shops, restaurants and services!

Tickets are only $5 each or 5 for $20 and you need not be present to win.

Raffle ended on 12/31/2014, thank you so much for your support!
For a list of winners, email Beth Shippert-Myers at

(partial list only - new prizes being donated daily!)

  • GRAND PRIZE  - Gold, Pearl and Diamond Necklace from BR Diamond Suite valued at over $1500!
  • 43 North ($25 Gift Card)
  • Avendula Massage (Hot Stone Massages - valued at $75 ea - and In-Home Massages - valued at $79 ea)
  • Chazen Museum of Art (Membership and gift package valued at $75)
  • Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream (10 free cone certificates)
  • Downtown Madison (Two $25 Gift Certificates)
  • Food Fight Restaurant Group ($50 Gift Card)
  • HAIR on Monroe Salon (Hair Cut and Product Gift Bag valued at $89)
  • Holden Pilates (Choice between 2 private or 1 duet lesson valued at $150)
  • Hubbard Avenue Diner (Two Free Pies)
  • Ian's Pizza (5 Free Slice Cards)
  • Janus Galleries (original painting by Peter Lundberg, valued at $500)
  • Lombardino's ($50 Gift Certificate)
  • Lululemon (Toiletry kit, leg warmers, and winter headband valued at $160)
  • MMoCA Museum Store (Membership and Museum Gift Card valued at $75)
  • Monroe Street Arts Center ($25 Gift Certificate)
  • Nature's Bakery Cooperative ($15 Gift Certificate)
  • Orange Tree Imports ($25 Gift Certificate)
  • Portrait Innovations ($100 Portrait Package)
  • Relics (Fossil Shark Teeth valued at $20)
  • Rosy Cheeks and Co ($50 Gift Certificate)
  • Sephora (Product Gift Box)
  • The Madison Concourse and Governor's Club (2 night stay in Governor's Club valued at $460)
  • The Tipsy Cow ($25 Gift Certificate)
  • Wisconsin Craft Market (Two $25 Gift certificates)
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum Store (Gift Basket valued at $50+)

Drawing will be held on December 31st, 2014. 

Madison Ballet thanks its supporting partners in the Live Music Fund: