To ensure the continued existence of major symphony orchestras in North America through volunteerism.
AMSOV OFFERS NEW MEMBER BENEFITS!
PANEL OF ADVISORS
SAVE THE DATE!
to be held in
Kansas City, Missouri
April 4-7, 2024
AMSOV's Conference Committee has been hard at work, planning an exciting, information-packed and fun event that you'll be sure to want to attend.
For a sneak preview of what you can expect at the conference, click here.
AMSOV's Panel of Advisors is the newest in a list of enhanced benefits for our members.
Do you have questions about your non-profit organization's legal status? Are you thinking about launching a Symphony Ball but aren't sure where to start? Are you tearing your hair out over your website and wishing a real person was available to answer your question instead of having to search through a page of FAQs?
To check out the free consultation services available to you with the start-up of our Panel of Advisors, click here:
Check back frequently because we'll be expanding our list of experts.
THE STANDING OVATION AWARD
Recognizing Individual Volunteer Excellence
AMSOV membership is now open to volunteer organizations and individual volunteers supporting orchestras in Groups 1, 2 and 3.
To learn more or to activate membership,
For several years, AMSOV has been recognizing its member organizations for their innovative projects and approaches. Now we're expanding to recognize individual excellence in volunteerism--the very core of what we stand for.
Nominees for the Standing Ovation Award are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their symphony orchestra or a volunteer organization affiliated with their orchestra.
Winners will be chosen throughout the year and recognized on the AMSOV website, in the quarterly newsletter and at the biennial conference next following their selection.
The nomination process is open now. To read the full list of nomination guidelines and to access the nomination form, click here.
WHY JOIN AMSOV?
"It's been most important to me to mix and mingle with delegates from like orchestras. It's a chance to learn because they've had the same challenges. We've shared ideas so we wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel."
The best thing about AMSOV are all the friendships that I have developed along the way. As volunteers, when we share and work together using our unique proficiencies and experiences, the whole is much greater than the sum of the parts. I am indebted to AMSOV for all the
one-of-a-kind experiences that I have had visiting symphony volunteer organizations in the United States and Canada and the opportunity to attend outstanding performances of their symphonies.
In the 20+ years that I have been a member of AMSOV, I have greatly appreciated how the organization supports and champions North America’s major symphony orchestra volunteer groups. Its conferences, website and email newsletters inform groups about orchestral activity and developments. The conferences provide educational sessions from renowned speakers on innovation, advocacy, projects and fundraising, and leadership advancement. Friendships with the volunteer groups have been formed and sustained through the many years. I am excited to go to Kansas City in 2024 to greet longtime friends and make new friendships from the member orchestras.
I have attended all but two conferences since 1987. Through the years, I have truly enjoyed meeting, networking, sharing and getting new ideas from volunteers from many other major orchestras, and learning to sharpen my leadership skills. I have also made some life-long friends.
AMSOV has been an important part of my life and I am grateful to have been given the opportunity.