REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
will 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 preview of what you can expect at the conference and to access the registration form, click here.
2024 CONFERENCE AROUND THE CORNER
NOMINATE FOR AWARDS NOW
NOMINATION DEADLINES EXTENDED
AMSOV is continuing to receive membership renewals after a dues reminder was recently mailed out. Therefore, we have extended the deadlines for submission of award nominations to give all members as much opportunity as possible to be recognized for their good work. Both the Innovator and Standing Ovation Awards now have a submission deadline of January 15, 2024.
AMSOV's Biennial Conference will be in Kansas City, Missouri, April 4-7, 2024. It may seem like that's in the distant future but registration is already open and members are signing up. The Conference Committee is putting final touches on the agenda and selecting award winners who will be recognized at the Conference.
AMSOV has two award categories--the Innovator Award and the newly-created Standing Ovation Award.
The Innovator Award recognizes creative excellence in our volunteer organizations and the Standing Ovation Award honors outstanding individuals who support our symphony orchestras through volunteerism.
Think how wonderful it would be for your organization and your volunteers to be recognized throughout North America for your great work. With orchestra seasons starting up in September, we'll all be caught up in the demands of the season and it will be easy to forget to make your nominations. Don't wait and miss the opportunity! AMSOV is accepting nominations now.
For more information and nomination forms,
Deadlines for nominations are:
Innovator Award....................... January 15, 2024
Standing Ovation Award......January 15, 2024
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,
PANEL OF ADVISORS
Another added benefit for AMSOV members is the newly-formed Panel of Advisors.
Do you have questions about your non-profit organization's legal status? Are you thinking about launching a Symphony Ball or Showhouse 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? Do you need help with fundraising (don't we all??)?
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.