How you can
make a difference…


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Madison Symphony Orchestra! We’re always looking for people to lend their time and talent to ensure the success of our outreach programs and special events. See below for more information about each of our available volunteer opportunities.

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Symphony Ambassadors

Help the MSO spread the word about upcoming concerts by distributing posters and making personal contacts throughout the concert season, or be a welcoming presence as a lobby greeter during MSO concert weekends. You’ll receive a pair of tickets to the concert(s) you help promote as a thank you for your time!

Community Ambassador
Help us distribute posters to local businesses. Bring your ideas, or we’ll connect you with our local contacts.

Student Ambassador
Distribute posters around the UW-Madison and/or Madison College campus(es). 

Concert Ambassador
Arrive early and help greet patrons as they arrive in the lobby for MSO concerts. 

Education Programs

The Docent Program
Volunteers paired with MSO musicians visit participating elementary schools prior to the Fall Youth Concerts. Docents lead fun, interactive discussions to prepare students for the exciting experience of a live Madison Symphony Orchestra concert in Overture Hall. We provide the training to make sure that the visit is effective and entertaining for everyone!

Youth Concert Auditions
Assist with youth competition auditions and serve as a volunteer at the youth concerts greeting guests in attendance. Volunteers are needed for the Bolz Young Artist Competition and the Fall Youth Concerts.

Madison Symphony Orchestra League Events

Click here to learn more about MSOL and how to become a member!

Concert on the Green
Planning usually begins in January. Volunteer positions include sponsorship, marketing, event contracts, golf, sweepstakes, décor, guest registration, day-of coordination, table set-up, and registration table.

Symphony Gala
Planning usually begins in March. Volunteer positions include sponsorship, marketing, music, registration, and décor.

Parties of Note
Planning usually begins in May. Volunteer positions include event brainstorming and planning, host recruitment, guest registration, and producing/mailing the Parties of Note Passports.

MSOL Member Events
Includes planning and event support for luncheons, December holiday party, and Bridge groups.