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

  • Kelly Kolker, President 

  • Gail Appel

  • Richelle Gentile, Vice President

  • Barbara Barker

  • Kathé Richardson*, Recording Secretary

  • Sandra Bertsch

  • Ruth Hartig, Corresponding Secretary

  • Karen Blocklinger*

  • Carolyn Collins, Treasurer

  • Barbara Brown

  • Bernie Gilbertson, Assistant Treasurer

  • Joanne Gebauer

  • Tasha Enck, Administrative Chair

  • Ellen Gukeisen

  • Joyce Johnson, Education Chair

  • Joan Harvieux

  • Pati Gallogly, Fundraising Chair

  • Jan Hess

  • Marilynne Field*, Nominations Chair

  • Carla Klosterman

  • Jacquie Roth*, Past President

  • Sudha Koneru

  • Yvonne Mallory

      * Past President

  • Barbara McMurray


  • Kay Posey*

  • Marilyn Roling

  • Fusako Sato

  • Julia Skemp

  • Pat Skemp

  • Donna Walker







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