Symphony Tacoma’s Associates are engaged, enthusiastic, diverse teammates who believe in symphonic music and its vibrant contribution to our community. Associates come from different walks of life. Some may be considering future membership on the Board of Directors, the elected body legally charged with governance and financial oversight of the organization. Some may be early in their careers and eager to gain experience in community service and nonprofit volunteering. Still others are subscribers and donors of the Symphony who want to deepen their engagement and help advance the Symphony in a hands-on role.

Associates assist in planning special events, volunteer at concerts or in the office, and help with running community engagement and education programs such as Simply Symphonic. Some serve as ex-officio members of the Board’s standing committees: Audience Development, Artistic Development, Fund Development, Finance, and Leadership & Governance. Associates have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsals and concerts, Symphony Tacoma’s Annual Appreciation Reception, and other special functions of the organization.

Interested prospects are usually sponsored by a member of the Board of Directors or a current Associate. Members are encouraged to become Symphony Tacoma subscribers and to consider making an annual financial gift to Symphony Tacoma. A three-year commitment is typical, although many Associates choose to serve longer.

Membership Benefits

  • Be involved in the concert production process
  • Experience dress rehearsals
  • Enjoy Music Mixers prior to concerts
  • Attend the Annual Symphony Tacoma Appreciation Reception
  • Access Symphony Tacoma newsletters and communication
  • Enjoy the Annual Associates picnic
  • Get to know other dedicated people committed to Symphony Tacoma

Call 253.272.7264 to learn more

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Symphony Tacoma Volunteer Opportunities

Associates Volunteer Form

2018-2019 Members:

Sue Barrett
Pam Boyles
Sara Bowe
Marcia Cramer
Eileen D’Elia
Karen Haas
Mary Hammond
Elizabeth Jachim
Cathy Johnson
Roger (Rocky) Johnson
Alexis Macdonald
Maggie McGuire
Jill Purdy
Michael Sandner
Shirley Wilkinson
Patty Wyckoff
Helen Young
Greg Youtz

Members of the Associates steering team, L to R: Cathy Johnson, Mary Hammond, Rosie Townsend, and chair Michael Sandner.