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Dubuque Symphony Orchestra League

Now in its’ 57th year, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra League (DSOL) and its membership of dedicated volunteers has provided support for the financial and educational endeavors of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.

About the DSOL

The DSOL develops and administers projects, events, and programs that provide music education opportunities to our community and the youth of the Tri-State area, as well as financial support to the DSO and its youth ensembles programs. Since its inception in 1966, the DSOL has contributed well over $1,095,500 to the DSO. Our committed membership has volunteered 227,324 hours in support of the DSO by providing orchestra luncheons, guest artist gift baskets, greeters at the DSO concerts and working at the many events of the DSO and DSOL.

Each year, the League contributes support to youth education events and programs such as the 3rd and 5th grade Arts Trek concerts, the 4th grade Adopt-A-Musician program, the youth Concerto Competition, the Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles, and Summer String Camp. Other events sponsored by the League include Sound Bites luncheons & lectures held on the Fridays prior to the Classics concerts; Musical Musings prior to the Sunday concerts; and the Senior Classics program, now in its 13th year, providing performances by DSO musicians to entertain residents and their families at local nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Upcoming Events

Geranium Plus Flower Sale
March 4-April 11, 2024

Classics 5 Sound Bites Luncheon
April 5, 2024

Annual Meeting
June 14, 2024
Dubuque Golf and Country Club

Partner Party Bridge - Play for the Symphony
Dubuque Golf and Country Club September 26, 2024

Fall Style Show
November 16, 2024

League News

State of the League 2023-24 PDF Spring Newsletter 2024 PDF Fall Newsletter 2023 PDF State of the League 2022-23 PDF

Become a Member!

We encourage and welcome you to join us in our 57th year supporting the DSO. We have a full year of events and fundraisers scheduled, which may be found on the DSO website, under our volunteer section. Our projects and events are the perfect way to have fun and meet new people, all in support of the tremendous Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Please contact Joyce Johnson, Chair of the Membership Committee, at if you are interested in learning more about joining the DSOL. We look forward to your participation!

Joan Harvieux

2024 2025 League Membership Brochure PDF


DSOL Executive Committee

  • Joan Harvieux, President
  • Vicki LaGrotta, Vice President
  • Marilynne Field*, Treasurer
  • Angie Jordan, Assistant Treasurer
  • Joanne Gebauer, Recording Secretary
  • Gail Appel, Corresponding Secretary
  • Kristen Kemp-Hodges, Administration
  • Cindy Mueller, Education Chair
  • Amy Weber, Fundraising Chair
  • Jacquie Roth*, Nominations Chair
  • Richelle Gentile*, Past President

DSOL Board Members

    Joan Harvieux
    Vicki LaGrotta
    Marilynne Field *
    Angie Jordan
    Joanne Gebauer
    Gail Appel
    Kristen Kemp-Hodges
    Cindy Mueller
    Amy Weber
    Jacquie Roth *
    Richelle Gentile *
    Sandy Bertsch
    Carrie Bleile
    Deb Burton
    Bernie Gilbertson
    Ellen Gukeisen
    Ruth Hartig
    Joyce Johnson
    Sudha Koneru
    Kathe Richardson *
    Fusako Sato
    Theresa Thielen

* Past President