Do you want to learn more about music? 

Are you interested in contributing to the cultural life in our community?  No prior experience is necessary and all training is provided for anyone who wishes to volunteer for the Plano Symphony Orchestra.

Did you know that volunteers are the heart of the Plano Symphony Orchestra?  The moment you walk into the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts or St. Andrew United Methodist Church volunteers are making a difference.  Volunteers greet at all our concerts, they are ushers at our St. Andrew concerts, they provide hospitality at our pre and post-concert receptions, answer phones and help with many administrative office duties and are especially involved at our signature fundraising event, the Valentine Gala.  Plano Symphony volunteers are ambassadors to the communities we serve and we hold them in high regard for all they do to promote the rich concert experience our symphony provides.

Our valued volunteers are critical in our efforts to achieve and maintain the mission of the Plano Symphony Orchestra:

 "It is the mission of our orchestra to inspire, educate, entertain and involve the children, youth and adults of our community in the enjoyment of great music".

Volunteering for the Plano Symphony Orchestra offers you the opportunity to become more engaged in the Symphony and its service to the community, the chance to interact with our musicians, and most importantly the satisfaction of personally contributing to the arts.

The Plano Symphony Volunteer Program

Sign up for involvement in one of these three areas:

Plano Symphony Guild

Click here to visit the Guild Page


Friends of the Symphony

The Friends of the Symphony are individuals who support the mission of the Plano Symphony Orchestra Association by volunteering  to assist staff, the Guild and the PSOA through direct service volunteer hours. Friends of the Symphony may or may not be Guild members, but support the Symphony through the following activities:

Providing office support

  • Answering phones
  • Assist with mail outs
  • Assist with research and grant writing
  • Assist with press releases

Ushers for concerts held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Education Program

  • 4th Grade Concert Program
  • Instrument Petting Zoo
  • Family Symphony Sunday Series

Other duties as identified and needed


When it comes to teenagers volunteering, the Plano Symphony has the group Applause. Through Applause teens assist at concerts and various orchestra functions.  These teen volunteers range in age from 13 to 18 and serve as youthful ambassadors to the community.  They receive credit for service hours performed.

Download the Applause application

Then please fill out and either return the form by mail or email. In the first two instances, please send the form to ATTN: Lisa Phillips.


Are you interested?

If any of these opportunities interest you, or if you would like further information, please feel free to contact Lisa Phillips at lphillips@planosymphony.org, or by phone at 972-473-7262 x21. We could really use your help.  We look forward to your involvement in our Symphony activities in support of the Plano Symphony Orchestra.


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