Dubuque Symphony Orchestra League

Since 1966, members of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra League (DSOL) have developed and administered projects and programs that provide educational outreach to both adults and children and financial support for the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO).

The DSOL sponsors the Sound Bites luncheon/lectures on Fridays before classical concerts and Musical Musings pre-concert lectures on Sundays. It contributes financial support to the 4th grade Adopt-a-Musician program, the Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles, the Student Concerto Competition and the classical ensemble programs for nursing facilities called the Classical Seniors Program.  The DSOL sets up volunteers to assist at the 3rd and 5th grade Arts Trek concerts.

This year's fundraising events include Playing for the Symphony Bridge Party, a No Tea, Tea, small personalized fund raisers - "I Love the Symphony" and our largest fundraiser - The Geranium PLUS Sale in the spring. This past year we volunteered over 2,900 hours providing orchestra luncheons, guest artists gift baskets, greeters at DSO concerts, DSO office help, hospitality for orchestra members and working our events.  Last year the DSOL contributed over $41,000 to support the DSO and we will exceed this amount this year.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this active organization that is dedicated to supporting the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and enhancing the musical culture of the Tri-State area, contact Joyce Johnson at (563) 588-0978 or Kathé Richardson at (563) 583-4643.

Download Membership Brochure Here

Upcoming Events

Play for the Symphony Thursday, September 27,  2018

Geranium PLUS Sale, spring 2019

"No Tea" Tea, spring 2019



Executive Committee

Board Members

  • Jacquie Roth, President 

  • Sandra Bertsch

  • Kelly Kolker, Vice President

  • Barbara Brown

  • Barbara Barker, Recording Secretary

  • Joyce Fox

  • Linda Weeder, Corresponding Secretary

  • Joanne Gebauer

  • Carolyn Collins, Treasurer

  • Bernie Gilbertson

  • Richelle Gentile, Assistant Treasurer

  • Ellen Gukeisen

  • Kathy Reisdorf, Administrative Chair

  • Ruth Hartig

  • Joyce Johnson, Education Chair

  • Jan Hess

  • Janet Mozena, Fundraising Chair

  • Carla Klosterman

  • Marilynne Field*, Nominations Chair

  • Kelly Kolker

  • Joyce Johnson, Membership Chair

  • Barbara McMurray

  • Karen Blocklinger*, Past President 
  • Kay Posey*

      * Past President

  • Kathy Reisdorf


  • Kathé Richardson*

  • Fusako Sato

  • Julia Skemp

  • Pat Skemp

  • Donna Walker







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