Omaha Symphony Guild

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About

The Omaha Symphony Guild is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers, dedicated to promoting the growth and development of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra for the pleasure and education of residents of the Greater Omaha Community and the states of Nebraska and Iowa. This is accomplished under the auspices of the Omaha Symphony Association through the Guild's educational programs, social outreach activities, and fundraising projects.

Omaha Symphony Guild History

2021/22 Omaha Symphony Guild Executive Board

President: Judy Pritza
President-Elect: Julie Liakos
Vice President of Administration: Kim Burkhalter
Vice President of Education: Diana Foster
Vice President of Social/Outreach: Sheri Shonka
Vice President of Fundraising: TBD
Treasurer: Linda Chloupek
Secretary: Sarah Hinsley
Advisor: Kelli Jorgensen

Volunteer

To find out more information about the following volunteering activities, please email omahaguild@omahasymphony.org.

Education Opportunities:

  • Mission Imagination
  • Link Up - The Orchestra Moves
  • Margre Durham Concerts for Youth
  • Celebrate Creativity
  • Choral Collaborative
  • Music Mentors
  • Instrument Petting Zoo - Family concerts

Fundraising Opportunities:
Table Art

Social Outreach Opportunities:
Backstage with the Musicians

Join Today

Interested in joining the Omaha Symphony Guild?

Membership benefits include:

  • Receive the Guild Membership Directory.
  • Access to OSG Meeting Minutes.
  • Invitations to all Guild-sponsored activities.
  • Ticket discounts to Omaha Symphony performances.
  • Involvement in enriching the community through support of our outstanding Omaha Symphony orchestra and its education mission.

Sign-up or renew your membership online today!

If you do not wish to register online, please click HERE to download and print a membership form. Please mail completed form and payment to:

Omaha Symphony Guild Membership
2329 N 151st St
Omaha, NE 68116

Debutante Ball

The Debutante Ball, an annual fundraiser for the Omaha Symphony, has honored and celebrated the volunteerism and philanthropy of many Omaha and the surrounding area families for 50 years. Proceeds from the Debutante Ball support the Omaha Symphony’s education and community engagement programs.

More info on the Debutante Ball

Awards

The Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras awarded the Omaha Symphony Guild the Gold Book Award for its project Table Art 2014 Featuring Designer Michael Aram, at the National Conference in Cleveland Ohio on May 27, 2015. Nancy Falk, past President of the Omaha Symphony Guild, accepted the award with Tiffany Ammerman, Volunteer Council, League of American Orchestras. Co-Chairs for this event were Nancy Hanson and Chris Flaxbeard.

On October 2, 2020, the Omaha Symphony Guild again received the same prestigious award for Table Art 2020 - The Virtual Event, which took place on July 10, 2020 and featured Waterford Crystal. The Honorary Chairman of the virtual event was former Nebraska First Lady Diane Nelson. The award ceremony was held virtually and the award was accepted by the 2019/20 Omaha Symphony Guild President, Donna Brennan.

Each year, the Volunteer Council presents the most outstanding volunteer projects submitted to Gold Book with Awards of Excellence or Roundtable Awards. Winning projects are selected based upon originality, volunteer involvement, adaptability, and the overall success of the projects.