Symphony Trust & Conductor's Circle

Read our latest newsletter for members of the Conductor's Circle, the Symphony Circular:

Winter Edition - 2013
Summer Edition - 2012

Chartered in 1989 by the Board of Trustees of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association, the Conductor's Circle was established to clearly identify this select group of donors whose commitment, vision, and concern for the future of the Orchestra are demonstrated by their tangible support of its endowment.

Membership in the Conductor's Circle is accorded each friend who makes provision for the Orchestra through the Symphony Trust as part of his or her estate planning or who makes a direct gift to the Trust at the current designated level. Special designated funds also may be established (in consultation with trustees) to honor an individual or family name.

Conductor's Circle members are recognized annually at an event at which the Orchestra's achievements and future plans are reviewed. In gratitude for their generosity, members are also given priority reservations to selected Symphony concerts and events.

Membership in the Conductor's Circle brings each donor the dual satisfaction of encouraging the Orchestra of today and perpetuating the Orchestra of tomorrow.

As of August 2013, the Symphony Trust has holdings of $6.8 million. The intent of the Trust is to provide on-going annual support of the QCSO through annual distributions. The Trust Committee includes: Dan Churchill, Robert Hanson, Jill McLaughlin, Peter McAndrews, Don Pedersen, Gregory P. Schermer, and Scott Van Vooren.

For more information about the Conductor's Circle please call Steve Mohr at 563.424.7735 or use the form below to email him.

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The Next Century

Strategic objectives include addressing critical challenges in two inherently interlinked areas: education and audience growth.


• Annual guest artist residencies to augment our current educational pro­grams, as well provide inspiration to pursue excellence no matter their calling

• Continue and grow the current K-12 educational engagement programs, as well pursue new opportunities to support area music educators in their educational curriculum

• Expand the performance and educational opportunities of the five current youth training ensembles , including the goal of keeping music in­struction affordable through need based youth scholarships and a loaned instrument program.

Audience Growth

• Engage surrounding communities within a 60 mile radius with targeted marketing efforts -- additional educational offerings and smaller run-out concerts

• Offer an affordable annual Family Concert

• Raise the artistic profile of the QCSO regionally and nationally by continuing to offer challenging repertoire including annual world premieres, and higher profile guest artists

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