What We Do

We present extraordinary live music and celebrate great musicians. Established in 1970, we are a non-profit arts organization dedicated to enhancing and increasing the awareness of classical and symphonic music. Producing the Hot Summer Nights Festival and educating young musicians through the Missouri Symphony Conservatory are central to our mission.

Why We’re Great

We offer something special–a professional, resident symphony orchestra. Maestro Kirk Trevor is one of the world’s renowned conducting teachers and a sought after guest conductor. We offer young musicians an invaluable experience through our Conservatory and we host the Hot Summer Nights Festival, drawing 10,000 to our downtown over six weeks each summer.

Why We Deserve Your Support

Income from purchased concert tickets alone does not cover the necessary expenses. Contributions from generous private donors and supportive businesses are crucial. An orchestra is an extraordinary treasure and a component of the much-heralded quality of life in Columbia. Your contribution will help keep a professional orchestra in mid Missouri.

What We Need

Volunteers for board committees, Conservatory activities, Hot Summer Nights, and the Symphony of Toys Holiday Concert; Women’s Symphony League Holiday Home Tour docents and hospitality planners. In-kind: guest artist lodging, transportation services, media and promotional opportunities.

Executive Director:

Chris Campbell

Years in Service:



PO Box 841 PO Box 841
Columbia, Missouri 65205

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