Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra

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Consider the symphony in your
2024 giving plans.

We thank you for considering a gift to the Ottumwa Symphony or Ottumwa Youth Symphony Orchestra this year. 


It is the mission of The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra to inspire, enrich, educate and build community through the power of live music.


The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra will provide quality orchestral music and will be an essential resource in Ottumwa’s and Iowa’s cultural, educational, economic and social development.

Dr. William LaRue Jones

Dr. William LaRue Jones

Music Director and Conductor

“Nothing shines a spotlight on or unifies a community like the performing arts. There is no “us versus them” in the arts nor scorecard proclaiming who won or lost. It is teamwork in the finest sense. And nothing demonstrates that idea better or in a more enriching way than the Symphony Orchestra.”

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Consider your options for Planned Giving

We have a responsibility to the arts community. Help us keep classical music alive in Southeast Iowa.

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New Opportunity for Young Musicians

The Ottumwa Symphony Youth Orchestra seeks to fill a gap in live, classical music in Iowa.

Tejas Gururaja, Tenor Vocalist

Young Artist Competition

Young artists from Iowa and Missouri compete each year for the coveted opportunity to perform with the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra.

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