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Choose your candidate in the dropdown at the bottom of the donor page, under "Record this gift on behalf of the following candidate:"

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to once again hold this exciting fundraising campaign, first introduced in 2012-2013.

This spring, three local personalities are competing against one another in their "Pursuit of the Podium." However, only one individual can actually earn the honor.  

The person who generates the most dollars raised between now and April 1, 2024 will be given the privilege of conducting a piece during the symphony's Summer Melodies concert at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Garden Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Each candidate is extremely motivated and deserving of your support. You can contribute to more than one candidate, however, please complete a separate online donation for each candidate in order for them to receive proper credit for your gift.

The winner will be announced at the symphony's Season Finale Classics 5 Transcending Boundaries concerts on April 6 & 7, 2024 at Five Flags Theater.

Funds generated from Pursuit of the Podium will support the DSO’s overall mission, which is to engage the tri-state community and enrich its quality of life through live musical performances and educational programs. Now in its 65th season, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra serves approximately 20,000 tri-state area residents each year and are proud to present world-class musical experiences for the entire community to enjoy.