Muscatine Symphony Orchestra
Welcome to our homepage, dedicated to the Symphonic Pearl of the Mississippi!
We are very excited about our upcoming MasterWorks Season for 2022-23.
Click HERE for this year’s annual MasterWorks brochure!
Visit our EVENTS page for more information about the upcoming exciting MasterWorks Season!
We want to thank everyone that made our “virtual” season such a success during the COVID-19 pandemic! If you happened to miss one of the performances, or would like to watch them again, we have made it very easy for you to experience these performances again and again, with our webpage dedicated to those performances: 2020-2021 MasterWorks.
2022 OPEN Audition Call
The annual fall open audition day for the MSO is coming up on August 28th!
Be sure to check out our Audition Information Webpage [HERE] and come try out for the Symphony!
The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra is a community-based orchestra made up of volunteer local and professional musicians from the Muscatine area as well as regional universities from Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.
The symphony provides a wide variety of music for all age groups. It performs five Masterworks concerts running from October to May and free July 4th and Christmas concerts. Musical styles range from classical to movie and Broadway, to big band and jazz swing such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman.
The symphony brings in guest performers and soloists to enliven its shows, with the approval of the board of directors, while Maestro Dollinger aims to make the atmosphere fun and family-friendly for the audience. With Muscatine Symphony Orchestra musicians as instructors and conductors in Muscatine and surrounding counties, the organization also supports youth orchestras in the schools, and provides financial support opportunities between the schools and the symphony.
Overall, the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra is composed of about 50 musicians that range from volunteers, to college students, and professional members, all under the musical directorship of Maestro Brian Dollinger, who has served as its artistic director since September 2004.
If you are a business owner, take advantage of our annual MasterWorks concert programs to tell the community about your business! Join our annual advertising campaign and be seen throughout our entire concert season – October through May!
At amazingly affordable marketing rates, we offer a great quality way for you to reach more potential customers throughout the region.
For more information on how you can put your business ahead of the competition, click HERE to be redirected to our Advertising Campaign webpage.
If you wish to donate online, a fundraising page has already been created with Semper Fi for our symphony event at https://fundraising.
The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra is a proud member of the League of American Orchestras, which was founded in 1943 and chartered by Congress in 1962. The League leads, supports, and champions North America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. The league’s 2,000 plus diverse membership of both organizations and individuals, enjoy access to a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers and business partners. https://americanorchestras.org