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Community Impact

To entertain, educate and inspire through music! The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents excellent live musical performances, innovative music education programs, and engaging community outreach efforts, which significantly impact the cultural life of central Illinois.

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra will be widely recognized as the leading professional orchestra in Central Illinois with an influence that reaches beyond the region, serving as a national model of innovation, artistic excellence, music education, community collaboration and financial sustainability.

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra (PSO) brings high-quality cultural offerings to the Central Illinois region. From classical concerts like the Four Seasons to celebrations of the music of Broadway and movies, the PSO aims to entertain. The PSO will make a return to the stage in our upcoming 124th Season with groundbreaking material. You do not want to miss it!

Music education is an important mission of both the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and the Peoria Symphony Guild, an auxiliary volunteer organization that supports and promotes the PSO. Activities include Peoria County Bright Futures preschool outreach, Student Concerts, Young Artist Competition, Master Classes, virtual content and more.

Beyond our staged performances, the PSO brings the benefits of music—to entertain, soothe and heal, and educate—to the greater community. A large component of our musical outreach is Resident Artist Week (RAW), where a performing guest artist visits various schools, senior living centers and other locales during a week-long stay in Peoria.

Join the Peoria Symphony Guild to volunteer with educational outreach programs including the Annual Student Concert, Young Artist Competition, Puppet Troupe and Musical Mondays. Learn more at

Volunteer your time and talents to the PSO as an intern or office assistant. Complete an application online.

Make music grow in our community by giving your financial contribution today! Ticket sales only cover one-third of our operating expenses, so the PSO relies on the generous contributions of individuals and corporations. Mail your gift to the PSO, donate online at or call (309) 671-1096.

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with local businesses and organizations for concert program advertising and concert/event sponsorship. Call (309) 671-1096 to learn more about current opportunities and levels. The PSO has an exciting 2021-2022 season planned—come be a part of it!

Peoria Symphony Orchestra
101 State Street
Peoria, IL 61602  
(309) 671-1096
[email protected]

Facebook: @peoriasymphony
Instagram: @peoriasymphony
Twitter: @peoriasymphony

George Stelluto, Music Director
Susan G. Hoffman, Executive Director
Priscilla Slaughter, Director of Development and Patron Engagement
Mae Gilliland Wright, PhD, Director of Marketing and Communications
Michelle Seibert, Artistic Operations and Community Engagement Manager
Shannon Ganzevoort, Patron Services Manager
Chip Joyce, Marketing and Graphic Design Assistant
Leslie Kierski, Financial Records
Kelly Garrett, Data Specialist
Phil Reardon, Stage Manager