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HOME
ABOUT
About us
Mission and History
Orchestra
Featured Members
Music Director
Board and Administration
BLOG

Christmas Cookie Fundraiser
November 17, 2020
DSO looking to hire Executive Director
October 28, 2020
DSO Returns Holliday Donation
My First Symphony Concert
October 27, 2020
Presidential Portraits
February 9, 2020
Pre- Concert Discussion on American Music
February 9, 2020
2020 Online Schedule
VIEW ALL POSTS
EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS 2019-2020 SEASON
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION (YAC)
Young Artist Competition
Past Young Artist Competition Winners
2020 WINNERS (YAC) WHERE ARE THEY NOW (YAC)
COMMUNITY
2019/ 2020 In Home Concert Series
Volunteer
Employ Musicians
Request a speaker
ASU Grant collaboration
Jonesboro
GIVE
TICKETS
Buy Tickets
My First Symphony Concert
Perfomance Venues
CONTACT

2019/ 2020 In Home Concert Series

2019/ 2020 In Home Concert Series

Watch videos of our In-Home Concert Series

Volunteer

Volunteer

The Delta Symphony Orchestra offers many opportunities to engage volunteers from the surrounding communities. If you would like partner with the arts through volunteer service, please review the opportunities available, then fill outhe Application.  You determine your level of commitment.

 

Contact us here to Volunteer! 

Volunteer Service Opportunities​

Development

OFFICE SUPPORT

The Development department of the Symphony generates numerous large mailings annually, and volunteers are needed to collate, stuff, seal, and stamp mailing pieces. Volunteers also assist with cutting and/or laminating special paper items as well as shredding sensitive documents.

 

Education

FIELD AID

Our non-profit organization requires on-location needs while working in the community, assisting leaders in our organization to facilitate business for the organization and the concerts.

House Management

CONCERT GREETER

The greeter welcomes patrons as they arrive for performances, answering general questions and providing directions. A greeter may also assist a wheelchair patron to his or her seat, or even provide safety cautions on stairways and ramps. 

 

CONCERT USHER

Volunteers assist paid ushers for Symphony events by distributing programs and seating patrons.

  

CONCERT CREW

This volunteer assists at concerts and concert rehearsals by moving/loading/unloading equipment, musical instruments, driving vehicles, hanging signs, directing backstage traffic. Reports directly to Backstage Manager.

 

LOCATION CREW

This volunteer assists at events in set-up, break-down, and clean-up.

 

TICKET HOST

Volunteers assist ticket sellers at the concert desk on rehearsal day and at the concert.

Human Resources

PHOTOGRAPHER

Amateur photographers are used to photograph Symphony activities and personalities.

Marketing/Ticketing

EVENT AID

Events occur at the DSO which require the assistance of volunteers who are willing to assist in various roles, from lobby errands to backstage assistance.

SYMPHONY STREET TEAM

The Symphony Street Team assists the Marketing Department in promoting upcoming performances by distributing posters to local businesses.

 

Employ Musicians

Employ Musicians

As a courtesy to support education and community service, the DSO is happy to provide a free referral service to our talented orchestra musicians.   Whether you need one musician or more, music lessons for your child, an adult or if you need musicians for events, we can help!  DSO musicians are eager to be employed in their communities.  All referrals are to musicians which are current or former members of the Delta Symphony Orchestra. For inquiries and or referrals, please contact 870-761-8254 or our Contact Us page above.  DSO is not liable for any reommendations given.

Bookings and fees arranged through the musician/representative, not through the DSO.  ​

 

BRASS

The Delta Symphony Brass Quintet

L to R:  Tom Mason, John Barttelt, Ed Ownens, Rusty Robison, Ronal Foster of the DSO

Contact Ronal Foster
870.275.6885

ronalfos@gmail.com

Available for any event. 

 

STRINGS

String Ensemble

L to R: Elaine Bartee, Paul Markowski, Marcia Burns, Rebecca Markowsky

Contact Elaine Bartee
870-243-0343 (Elaine)

enbartee@suddenlink.net

We provide various ensembles for competitive rates, with an extensive library of Classical and Contemporary music selections:

  • Weddings/Receptions

  • Banquets

  • Private Parties

  • Funerals

 

JAZZ

Jazz Extrordinare

L to R: Tom Mason, Craig Collison, Joy Sanford

Contact Tom Mason
tmason@rittermail.com

870.761.7534

  • Weddings/Receptions

  • Banquets

  • Private Parties

 

RAGTIME to ROCK

The Over the Hill Gang

Over the Hill Gang

Take yourself back in time and enjoy the music of The Over The Hill Gang at your next social outing. The band tastefully performs music of the ragtime, jazz, soft country and rock styles.

Contact Tom Mason
tmasosn@ritermail.com

870.761.7534 

  • Weddings/Receptions

  • Banquets

  • Private Parties

Request a speaker

Request a Speaker

 

Invite us to speak to your club, organization, or group event about the importance of the arts in our Jonesboro community!  A speaker and a musician(s) from the Delta Symphony Orchestra will voluntarily come and present a brief music program!

 

Call us at 870-761-8254 or fill out the form below.  Thank you!

 

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ASU Grant collaboration

DSO & ASU Collaborate

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DSO & ASU Collaborate

on National String Project Consortium Grant

Recently, Arkansas State University String Program was awarded the distinction of being named a new National String Project Consortium String Project site (http://www.stringprojects.org).  Teaming up with the only professional orchestra in Northeast Arkansas, the Delta Symphony Orchestra, the A-State String Program and the Delta Symphony Orchestra are committed to:

 

  • Enhance and enrich the Delta community through music.

  • Serve pre-college students in Northeast Arkansas who wish to learn to play a stringed instrument by providing high quality instruction at an affordable cost.

  • Provide an opportunity to students who live in school districts with no string program to learn to play a stringed instrument.

  • Facilitate existing public school string/orchestra programs.

  • Educate future string teachers through hands-on, supervised experience in teaching, administration, and leadership.

 

About National String Project Consortium

 

The NSPC supports the creation and growth of String Projects at universities across the country. These String Projects provide practical hands-on training for undergraduate string education majors during their college years and give children the opportunity to study a stringed instrument.

 

The Consortium was originally formed in 1998 under the auspices of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). It is now an independent non-profit organization working together with ASTA and other music organizations to serve string education and string development across the United States.

 

About A-State String Project

 

A-State String Project offers various levels of group lessons from beginning level courses to advanced level courses.  Program eligibility is based solely on age, even if your child has gotten an early start to school, and non-beginning level students can request an audition to be placed in an appropriate level.  Each semester is concluded with an ensemble performance at the Fowler Center.

Jonesboro

  • Memphis, TN: 1 hour

  • Little Rock, AR: 2 hours

  • St. Louis, MO: 4 hours 

  • Nashville, TN: 4 hours

About Jonesboro

The Delta Symphony Orchestra serves the Northeast Arkansas Delta Region, and its headquarters are located in Jonesboro, a city of distinction in Northeast Arkansas.  We are the 5th largest city in Arkansas, with a population of over 71,000.  Our Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is over 125,000.  Jonesboro is centrally located with easy access to other major markets, including America's Distribution Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Jonesboro provides a positive business environment with a diversified economic foundation.  A well qualified workforce, low cost utilities, the training capabilities of Arkansas State University and an overall low cost of doing business are just a few reasons why many companies are proud to call Jonesboro home.  In addition, the quality of life is exceptional, with a high-quality educational system, excellent healthcare facilities, abundant retail opportunities and numerous recreational and cultural activities available. Jonesboro is a proven leader in a number of categories attractive to business, including geography, favorable climate,  viable economy, advantageous tax structure, affordable housing, low crime rate, growing medical community, opportunity for education, expanding retail and industrial community, recreational opportunities, cultural, sports and civic organizations, plus low utility costs.

 

The Jonesboro MSA was recently recognized as 7th strongest in the nation for manufacturing. There are more than 100 industrial plants or facilities in the Jonesboro area. The city includes not only attractive plant sites in four industrial parks, but also a high-quality transportation infrastructure. Jonesboro is served by two railroads; 42 trucking companies, and a regional airport which offers airline service to Dallas/Fort Worth. Memphis International Airport is only 1 hour away.Jonesboro’s industrial community includes plants of major U.S. firms such as Nestlé, Butterball, L.L.C., Frito-Lay, Hytrol, Post Cereals, Riceland Foods, International Paper, Thomas & Betts, Great Dane Trailers, Quebecor World, Alberto - Culver, Nice-Pak, and Nordex.

 

Courtesy of Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce

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About Arkansas State University

Established in 1909, Arkansas State University (A-State) is a public research university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the state's second largest college system and second largest university by enrollment. It is located atop 1,376 acres (5.6 km2) on Crowley's Ridge in Jonesboro. 

The ASU system includes campuses in Jonesboro (Craighead County), which offers degree programs through the doctoral level; Beebe (White County), Mountain Home (Baxter County), and Newport (Jackson County), where associate degree programs are offered; and at Heber SpringsMarked Tree, and Searcy. Arkansas State University-Beebe became part of the ASU System in 1955. It associated with White River Vo-Tech at Newport in 1992; that campus attained stand-alone status and is now Arkansas State University-Newport. The Mountain Home campus officially became ASU-Mountain Home on July 1, 1995. Delta Technical Institute at Marked Tree merged with ASU and became Arkansas State University Technical Center on July 1, 2001. A new campus was built for ASU-Heber Springs, which operates as a sister campus of ASU-Beebe. Foothills Technical Institute at Searcy was merged with ASU-Beebe on July 1, 2003, and is now ASU-Searcy, a technical institute of ASU-Beebe.

ASU offers bachelor's degree programs, master's degree programs and upper level courses through ASU degree centers at ASU-Beebe, ASU-Mountain Home, and three other cities -- BlythevilleForrest City, and West Memphis—where partnership agreements have been established in cooperation with the local community colleges. ASU also operates an instructional site at nearby Paragould in Greene County.

A-State has grown rapidly over the past 20 years. Current enrollment for the Jonesboro campus stands close to 14,000, and the system has an enrollment of greater than 21,000.

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