Founded in 1976, the Salt Lake Symphony is one of the area’s most highly respected volunteer driven orchestras. The Salt Lake Symphony is a non-profit organization dedicated to performing quality classical music concerts for the Wasatch Front community. The Symphony performs around 15 concerts per year.
The approximately seventy-five hard-working musicians of the SLS volunteer roughly 10,000 hours annually to accomplish this goal. Although the members of the Salt Lake Symphony come from all walks of life and frequently work full-time in other professions, they hold one thing in common: They play for the love and passion of music. Their dedication as volunteers sets them apart and creates a unique bond.
The Salt Lake Symphony strives to be the area’s best community orchestra. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to performing quality classical music concerts for the Wasatch Front community. Our mission is unique in many respects. Our concerts are inexpensive and informal, drawing an audience that might not otherwise attend a classical music event. We are an amateur orchestra in the purest sense, striving always to increase our connections with community members to keep the beauty and passion of classical music alive. In particular, we are committed to education, and will continue to initiate projects that bring music to children. We are dedicated to providing opportunities to Utah performers, conductors, and composers to display their talents to our audiences.
Board of Directors
Presides over SLS Board meetings. Corporate fundraising, contracts and legal issues.
Manages operations of the Salt Lake Symphony. Cultivates good relations with musicians, sponsors, and friends of the Salt Lake Symphony.
Mary Anne Peterson
Principal 2nd, Violin
Responsible for ordering, distribution, inventory, and maintenance of all purchased and rented music used by the SLS.
Section Leader, Oboe
Responsible for writing grant proposals to public and private foundations which contribute a large portion of funding to the SLS budget.
Graphics and Media Relations
Oversees the graphic design for the symphony’s promotional materials, coordinates media relations for the SLS.
Vienna Ball Chair
Coordinates various fundraising functions including the silent auction for the Vienna Ball. Assists with public relations and the SLS mailing list.
Maintains all financial records.
Manages private donations and grant writing.
Assistant to the Treasurer
Correspondence, email, and concert promotion
Webmaster, Programming Committee Chair
Author and maintainer of the orchestra’s web site, organizer of the Programming Committee.
Auditioning for the Salt Lake Symphony
Auditions for section strings are held throughout the season by appointment only.
For all other instruments, we hold auditions only when there is an advertised vacancy.
Please contact Marty McMillan at email@example.com for more information.