Passionate, Invested, Empowered

Classic, classy, and world-class—that’s Chicago’s own CSO! But what’s behind the baton? Since 1934, the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has worked behind the scenes to serve and support our renowned symphonic institution.

Comprised of nearly 250 men and women, the League offers myriad music education programs for youth and adults alike, creates fund-raising events that top the million dollar mark, hosts diverse and elegant salons and seminars and showcases opportunities to meet a global assortment of musicians, conductors, and artists.

Whether your goal is concert subscriber, program planner, project leader, financial supporter, or all-round volunteer, the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra needs you. The world may be getting smaller, but music will always be the universal language—so help spread the word! Be a part of something spectacular: Power up to partner up and join the League today.




  1. · Pay dues of $100
  2. · Contribute $100 or more to the Annual Fund
  3. · Support the CSO by concert attendance
  4. · Participate on one committee or more
  5. · Financially support one fundraising event
  6. · Attend a League meeting



  1. · VIP Ticketing service
  2. · Opportunities to meet world-class artists
  3. · Voting privileges
  4. · Subscription to CSOA Insider (CSOA e-newsletter) and Opus (League e-newsletter)
  5. · Invitation to hear upcoming hopefuls at the Youth Audition Finals
  6. · Invitation to an exclusive luncheon with CSO musicians
  7. · Invitation to annual Appreciation Week (complimentary event)
  8. · An invitation to the CSO’s Annual Meeting
  9. · Advance sales to CSO fundraising events
  10. · Member discount at The Symphony Store


Executive Committee


Mimi Duginger

Barbara Dwyer
Vice President of Administration

Mary Torres 
Vice President of Areas

Sarah Good 
Vice President of Education

Elizabeth Peters
Vice President of Events

Claretta Meier
Vice President of Finance


Barbara Zutovsky 
Vice President of Fundraising

Jayne Alofs
Vice President of Membership

Cheryl Istvan
Strategic Planning Chair

Betsy Beckmann 

Amy Peisker 
Christine Uhlig