Volunteer Opportunities



A  frequently  asked  question  is,  “How  can  I  help?”  Below  is  a  description  of  the  different  Utah  Symphony Guild  committees.  Many  have  contact  information  for  the  committee  chair.  If  you  are  interested  in joining  the  committee,  please  email  the  committee  chair.  Where  no  contact  is  listed,  please  contact Donna Smith (dlsmithdonnasmith@yahoo.com).


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - Marlene Dazley - redtrain42@gmail.com 


The  purpose  of  the  Membership  Committee  is  to  plan  an  event  each  fall  to  introduce  interested  persons to  the  Utah  Symphony  Guild.  Member  of  the  committee  plan  and  host  the  affair.  Meeting  new  Guild members  is  a  rewarding  experience.  Another  facet  of  the  Membership  Committee  is  serving  on  the committee   charged   with   producing   the   annual   Membership   Directory.   Serving   on   this   committee requires individuals who are detail oriented and willing to solicit businesses for advertisements.


SYMPHONY GUILD GIFT SHOP - Carol Radinger (carol@oxfordshop.biz)


The  Gift  Shop  is  “open  for  business”  at  every  Symphony  concert  in  Abravanel  Hall  or  at  Deer  Valley.  All profits  from  the  Gift  Shop  support  the  Utah  Symphony.  Guild  members  are  invited  to  serve  in  the  Gift Shop.  Volunteers  will  receive  a  voucher  for  the  evening’s  concert  when  they  serve  or  for  another  concert of their choice. Meeting the many patrons who attend the various concerts is always rewarding.


DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - Maybell McCann - maybellmccann@mac.com


This  Committee  focuses  on  raising  funds  for  the  Guilds  annual  donation  to  the  Utah  Symphony.  This year  we  will  be  sponsoring  four  events.  We  need  volunteers  who  enjoy  using  their  creativity  to  plan  and host the events.


PUBLICITY COMMITTEE - Wendy Crossman - crossmanwendy@hotmail.com


Members   of   the   Publicity   Committee   are   responsible   for   publicizing   Guild   activities   by   contacting newspapers,  television,  radio  stations  and  other  appropriate  media.  Do  you  enjoy  journalism  and  public affairs? Join this committee.


YOUTH GUILD COMMITTEE - Heather Benson - mintbluetap@gmail.com


The  Youth  Guild  Committee  is  dedicated  to  the  encouragement  and  support  of  young  musicians.  This committee  helps  plan  and  supervise  Youth  Guild  activities.  Working  with  this  talented  group  of  young people is very fulfilling.


SOCIAL COMMITTEE - Jennifer Stroud - madame.papillon76@yahoo.com


The  Social  Committee  is  charged  with  planning  the  Guild  luncheons.  Volunteers  select  the  theme,  site, decorations  and  invitations  for  each  event.  Serving  on  this  committee  is  a  great  way  to  meet  Guild members.


FINISHING TOUCHES CONCERT COMMITTEE At  designated  times  throughout  the  Symphony  season,  morning  rehearsals  are  open  to  the  public. Volunteers  who  serve  on  this  committee  will  serve  refreshments  to  the  attending  patrons.  You  will  also have the opportunity to attend the rehearsal. This is a fun meet and greet activity.


HOSTING COMMITTEE If  you  enjoy  interacting  with  people,  you  will  enjoy  serving  on  the  Hosting  Committee.  Members  of  this committee  meet  and  greet  the  Guild  member  at  each  luncheon  and  at  other  Guild-sponsored  events. This  is  a  great  way  to  become  acquainted  with  a  variety  of  people.  Hosts  are  also  needed  to  greet Symphony  patrons  attending  the  evening  concerts  at  Abravanel  Hall.  A  free  ticket  accompanies  this volunteer service!


SYMPHONY GUILD SPECIAL EVENT COMMITTEE Each  year  the  Guild  sponsors  a  large  fundraising  event.  Many  volunteers  e  needed  to  plan,  decorate,  and carry  out  various  assignments  in  partnership  with  the  Utah  Symphony.  This  grand  event  is  always fulfilling and exciting—a never to be forgotten activity.


OUTREACH COMMITTEE - Scot Barraclough - barraclough1953@msn.com


This season begins on the Wednesday after Labor Day, September 9, 2015 NO MUSICAL TALENT NEEDED! This   is   such   an   easy,   yet   rewarding   volunteer   position.   The   hours   are   3:15-5:30pm,   Monday   and Wednesday  afternoons.  A  volunteer  sets  up  6-8  chairs  and  music  stands  for  the  children,  retrieves  the violins  from  the  locked  cupboards,  and  then  sits  with  them  to  aid  the  teacher.  Following  the  lessons,  the volunteer also puts everything away. Each lesson is 30 minutes long; the first begins at 3:30pm. The volunteer receives one symphony voucher for each day you volunteer. If  this  interests  you  or  you  need  more  information,  please  email  Doyle  at  dcsunset13@yahoo  or  call/text 801-403-9382. The frequency of your commitment is up to you. Once a month, weekly, or whatever will work for you.


FIFTH GRADE DOCENT PROGRAM - Scot Barraclough - barraclough1953@msn.com


The   Fifth   Grade   Docent   Program   provides   an   opportunity   for   Guild   members   to   visit   5th   grade classroom   and   to   make   a   presentation   designed   to   prepare   the   children   prior   to   the   annual   Utah Symphony  student  concert  at  Abravanel  Hall.  The  presentations  are  scheduled  during  March  and  April. Each  docent  will  make  a  presentation  at  three  different  schools.  All  teaching  material  is  provided  as  well as   a   teacher   preparation   class   prior   to   the   classroom   presentations.   Do   you   enjoy   teaching   in   a classroom setting? Are you a former teacher? Join the Fifth Grade Docent Program.


UTAH SYMPHONY VOLUNTEER NETWORK - Melissa Robison (mrobison@usuo.org)


This  Volunteer  Network  provides  community  volunteer  opportunities.  Although  not  a  Guild  sponsored committee,  it  provides  a  variety  of  services  for  the  Utah  Symphony  throughout  the  year.  If  you  choose  to participate, you will be invited to serve as needed.

Our Mission:


Because we believe great music can elevate the human spirit, the Purpose of the Guild is to foster, promote and facilitate the operation of the Utah Symphony Orchestra financially, socially and educatonally.


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