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The St. Augustine Music Festival Inc. is a non-profit organization in Florida that seeks to enhance our communities by offering concerts that educate, entertain and perpetuate the appreciation of classical music. It also seeks to educate young people in the art of music performance and music appreciation.

The festival is a week-long series of concerts of classical music. It is free to the public, limited not to a particular group of people but rather, open to individuals of any background. The St. Augustine Music Festival features a different program of music every day. All the concerts have been and will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine 35 Treasury Street St. Augustine, FL 32084.

The Cathedral Basilica took fiscal sponsorship for the first two years of the festival (June 2007 and June 2008) by providing a location for the performances, handling the donations and paying for expenses. It was at that point that the church suggested the festival seek its own nonprofit status. In 2009 Prelude Chamber Music Inc. took fiscal sponsorship of the festival, handling the finances until the festival established its own nonprofit status.

The festival assembles international and locally renowned professional musicians and aims to showcase classical music at its best in solo, chamber music ensembles, chamber and symphonic orchestra settings. All concerts are funded by donations and grants. In the future we may also employ various fundraising activities to help offset the costs of presenting the concerts free of charge.
The festival will continue to take place in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, although we will seek to use other historical sites and churches around St. Augustine as well.

The City of St. Augustine is an ideal place for the music festival as we think the St. Augustine Music Festival also enhances the historical, architectural and natural ambiance of the oldest city of America.
The St. Augustine Music Festival also uses the name “SAMF” followed by the current year of the festival.
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