Pamela Neubauer Joins Des Moines Symphony Staff

July 25, 2012

Joseph Giunta, Music Director & Conductor
Richard L. Early, Executive Director
The Temple for Performing Arts● 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 ● Des Moines, IA 50309

Date: July 23, 2012

Contact: Sophia Ahmad, Director of Marketing & Public Relations ● 515.280.4000, ext. 4011 ●


 DES MOINES – Pamela Neubauer has joined the Des Moines Symphony staff as the Manager of Member & Donor Relations.

“Des Moines is incredibly fortunate to have such vibrant and dedicated arts and cultural organizations, and the Des Moines Symphony is truly one of the finest.  It is an honor for me to support the Orchestra and Academy as a member of the Symphony staff,” Neubauer said.

A native of Cumming, Iowa, Neubauer is the product of a vibrant local arts community. She graduated from Drake University in 2010 with a bachelor’s of arts degree in music. In 2012, Neubauer earned a master’s degree in arts administration from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. At FSU, Pam was general manager of the University Philharmonia and University Symphony Orchestra, where she was responsible for marketing, graphic design and personnel matters. She was also an active member in the Arts Administration Student Association, becoming the Hospitality Officer her second year. Neubauer is an active participant in the local arts culture as an avid concertgoer, volunteer and performer. Her favorite orchestral memory is when she heard the Des Moines Symphony perform Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

With a wealth of both practical and academic experience, Neubauer is happy to return to Central Iowa to join the Des Moines Symphony.

“I’m extremely excited and fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such passionate people at such a vibrant organization. I really hope to make central Iowans more aware of what an unbelievable treasure they have in the Des Moines Symphony,” Neubauer said.

“We are very pleased that Pam Neubauer has returned to Des Moines after completing her graduate studies in Arts Administration at Florida State University and has accepted our offer to join the Symphony administrative team,” Des Moines Symphony Executive Director Richard Early said.

“Pam is an accomplished musician, which adds to her commitment to help the Des Moines Symphony & Academy pursue our mission and realize our artistic and community service goals. We know she is a highly effective person because of her outstanding work for us when she did an internship with the Symphony Academy while an undergraduate student at Drake University.  We look forward to working with Pam Neubauer in her new role with us.”