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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

Fashion Show Steering Committee Meeting
Monday, February 8, 4:00-5:30pm
Home of Janice Seele

Picture the Music Judging Day
Tuesday, February 9
Centene Center, 4th Floor

Education Concert Ambassadors
Tuesday, February 9, 9:30am and 11:00am
Wednesday, February 10, 9:30am and 11:00am
Thursday, February 11, 9:30am and 11:00am
Tuesday, February 23, 9:30am and 11:00am
Wednesday, February 24, 9:30am and 11:00am
Powell Hall

Citizen’s Day at the Legislature for the Arts
Wednesday, February 10
Jefferson City, MO

Powell Hall Tours
Wednesday, February 10, 11:00am
Thursday, February 11, 11:00am
Tuesday, February 23, 11:00am
Wednesday, February 24, 11:00am
Powell Hall

Gypsy Caravan Steering Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 4:30-6:30pm
Home of Kent and Jane McNeil

Open Choral Rehearsal and Reception
Tuesday, February 16, 7:00pm
Powell Hall

Coffee Concert
Friday, February 19, 10:30am
Powell Hall

Express the Music Reading Day
Saturday, February 20, 9:00am-2:00pm
SVA Office

Instrument Playground
Sundau, February 21, 3:00pm
Powell Hall

Winter Membership Meeting
Saturday, February 27, 10:00am-12:30pm
The Zodiac Room

SVA Executive Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 2, 10:00am-1:00pm
SVA Office

Friday, March 4, 10:00am-noon
SVA Office

News and Member Resources

2015/16 Membership Directory
Password required; please call 314-286-4153 for assistance.

2015/16 Committee Sign-Up Form

Committee and Team Descriptions

2015/16 Committee Members 

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

View the SVA bylaws and standing rules.

2015/16 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.


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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
2015/16 season (as of 1/31/16)