Annual Fund

Support The Des Moines Symphony & Academy and invest in Central Iowa’s continued growth as an economic and cultural center.

JoeGiuntaandStringsTicket sales revenue, though robust over the past several seasons, covers less than half the cost required for the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra to perform the world’s great orchestral music. Contributions to the Orchestra Annual Fund and Academy Annual Fund, including through the Symphony’s Professional Circles, allow us to hire talented musicians, engage world-class guest artists, offer education and instruction to young musicians and much, much more.

Donor Recognition & Benefits

Member | $10 a month / $120+

  • Advance notice of unique Symphony special events
  • Opportunities to purchase single tickets before the general public
  • Recognition in the Community Support section in the Symphony’s Season Program Books

Partner | $25 a month / $300+

  • 2 complimentary invitations to attend a special Masterworks Donor Open Rehearsal, a behind the scenes look at how concerts are prepared

Artist Circle | $50 a month / $600+

  • Invitation to a Backstage Pass event for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to sit on stage during a Masterworks Donor Open Rehearsal, a behind the scenes look at how concerts are prepared

Maestro’s Circle | $105 a month / $1,250+Click to Join Maestro’s Circle

  • Access to the Donor Lounge for light snacks and a hosted bar during concert intermissions
  • Recognition in all Maestro’s Circle donor listings
  • Early access to purchase concert tickets
  • Invitations to special donor events


  • Opportunity to sponsor a musician all season
  • Exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes events


  • Concert or program sponsorship recognition opportunities
  • Exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes events to meet musicians and guest artists


  • Guest artist sponsorship recognition opportunities
  • Ticket offers


  • Benefits at this level can be creatively designed to suit your needs