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Symphony Volunteer Association

Volunteer to support the orchestra and music you love! Through unique education programs, fundraising projects and more, SVA members support the St. Louis Symphony and reach thousands of students each season.

Click "Join Now" to make your annual gift of $75 or more and become part of the SVA.


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Play a special part in Picture the Music, Express the Music, and Instrument Playground, a traveling hands-on kit of musical instruments presented at schools and other community venues.
  • Support special events to benefit the STL Symphony, including Gypsy Caravan, one of the Midwest’s largest antique, craft and flea markets, held each Memorial Day.
  • Serve as a Powell Hall tour guide, assist with Youth Orchestra auditions, or complete “one and done” projects, providing much appreciated help to STL Symphony staff. Contact us for a wide variety of opportunities available to match your interests and schedule.

Learn more about the SVA in the Fall 2015 issue of KeyNotes.

Upcoming Events

STL Symphony Ambassador Training
Tue, Jan 17, 4-5pm
Thu, Jan 19, 4-5pm
Whitaker Room

One & Done: Early Education Assistance
Wed, Jan 18, 4pm
Powell Hall

Bus Ambassadors: Coffee Concert
Fri, Jan 20, 8:30am
St. Louis County Library Headquarters

Coffee Concert
Fri, Jan 20, 10:30am
Powell Hall

Instrument Playground: Family Concert
Sun, Jan 22, 3pm
Powell Hall

Powell Hall Tours: Girl Scouts
Sun, Jan 22, 4pm
Powell Hall

Express the Music: Entry Prep
Mon, Jan 23, 8am
Thu, Jan 26, 11am
SVA Office

Express the Music: Reading Day
Sat, Jan 28, 9am-3pm
SVA Office

Express the Music: Post-Screening Prep
Jan 30-Feb 2, 9am-12pm
SVA Office

SVA Executive Committee Meeting
Wed, Feb 1, 11am-2pm
SVA Office

Picture the Music: Entry Collection
Fri, Feb 3, 3-6pm
Sat, Feb 4, 9am-12pm
SVA Office and Offsite

Picture the Music: Cataloging
Feb 6 and 7, 9am-12pm
SVA Office

Gypsy Caravan Steering Committee Meeting
Wed, Feb 8, 4:30-6pm
SVA Office

News and Member Resources

2016/2017 Membership Directory
Password required; please call 314-286-4153 for assistance.

2016/2017 Committee Sign-Up Form

Committee and Team Descriptions

15/16 Committee Members 

Volunteer Hours Reporting Information | Worksheet for Designated Collector (.xls) | Monthly Calendar

View the SVA bylaws and standing rules.

16/17 SVA Executive Board

Janice Seele, President
Penny Bari, Vice President, Membership
Margaret Lahrmann, Vice President, Education
Gerry Frankenfeld, Vice President, Fundraising
Anne Bader, Secretary

Learn about the history of the SVA.

Contact Us

Centene Center for Arts and Education
3547 Olive Street, Suite 370
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-286-4153 or 314-289-4168


total volunteer hours
contributed during the
2016/2017 season (as of 1/8/17)