Partnership Opportunities

Beyond making a corporate philanthropic gift, there are several ways your business can partner with the CSO. Our goal is to ensure that your involvement is meaningful, regardless of what way or amount you choose.

Concert/Series Sponsorships

A great way to support the CSO while also getting your business’ name out in the community is to sponsor a concert series or concert. Because we can tailor sponsorship packages to your needs, sponsoring concerts also gives organizations a unique opportunity to entertain clients. With our wide variety of programming that draws people from the all over the region, you’re bound to find a concert that your company is excited to sponsor!

Contact Cathy Dreger, Development Assistant at to discuss sponsorship details and any questions you may have about sponsoring one of these exciting concerts.

Event Sponsorships

Sponsoring  an event with the CSO is a fun and engaging way to contribute to our work of inspiring, engaging, and enriching the greater Chattanooga area through music and music education.

Symphony Soirees

CSO Symphony Soirees are a monthly gathering of Leadership and prospective Leadership donors, along with Corporate Sponsor guests. Soirees will feature music by CSO musicians, hors d’oeuvres, plus wine and other beverages. These events provide access to CSO Leadership donors ($1000+ in annual giving) in an intimate setting.

Soirees are held once a month throughout the concert season on Thursday evenings. Venues can be at private homes, restaurant spaces, a sponsor’s office, or other unique locations. The CSO will work with sponsors to secure a location, and dependent on the venue, 50-100 people will be invited. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by a variety of local restaurants, and there is a possibility (depending on each sponsors’ preference) for Soirees to have a theme.

Corporate Sponsors for a Symphony Soiree have the opportunity to network with the CSO’s most generous donors. Sponsors also receive visibility for the event in all Soiree materials, on-site display of promotional materials, and in CSO program books.

Other Events

The CSO is always looking for fun and engaging ways to bring people together. Aside from our event series, we will post opportunities for other event sponsorship on our website. In the past, we’ve hosted a speakeasy food and music event, held supper clubs throughout town, and partnered with other local organizations to raise money for specific programs.

Keep checking back to see if more events are added to the calendar!

If you’re interested in sponsoring an event for the CSO, please contact Cathy Dreger at to learn more.


With a wide variety of programming and a fantastic orchestra that draws people from the all over the region, you can expand your reach in the greater Chattanooga community by advertising in a CSO Program Book. In the 2018/19 season, advertisers reached approximately 20,000 patrons through a total of 20 Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, and special performance events.

Click here to download a breakdown of key demographics for the CSO’s concert-goers.

If you’d like to discuss advertising in more detail, contact Kayla Sullivan at 423.267.8583 ext. 2114.

If you’ve still got questions or would like to discuss an opportunity you don’t see listed above, contact Paul Smith at 423.267.8583 ext. 2103.