Welcome To The ASO Guild

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild is a nonprofit organization comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who believe music and the arts can have a profound impact on the lives of Arkansans.  Our mission is to support the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the people who make it possible.  We achieve our mission through volunteering as ushers for ASO concerts, holding fundraisers, producing the Symphony Designer House, and creating opportunities for education and performance for the next generation of aspiring musicians.  If you believe what we believe; that making music matters, then we have a place for you here, and we encourage you to explore how you can become engaged with our organization.

ASOG Board of Directors and Leadership 2019-2020

Betty Herron

Past President
Nikki Lawson

1st Vice President
Teresa Osam

2nd Vice President
Tandy Cobb

3rd Vice President
Susan Marsh

4th Vice President
Shirley Vanderslice

Recording Secretary
Pat Luzzi

Gail Davis

Assistant Treasurer
Mary Francis Cotham

Fund Raising Chair
Larry West

Board Members at Large
Dale Ronnel
Debbie Bass

Immediate Past-President
Dr. Ouida Keck

ASOG Committee Chairs 2019-2020

Bridge Tournament
Gail Davis & Linda Raff

Public Relations
Jane Dennis

Corresponding Secretary
Alice Pfeiffer

Jane Liem, Chair
Fran Nelson
Peyton Bishop
Joyce Hendricks
Jane Prather
Phyllis Barrier

Mary Jo Lewno

New Member Mentoring
Mary Wilgen & LeeLee Doyle, Co-Chairs

Dr. George Keck

Debbie Bass

Children’s Concert
Paul & Beth Nyhus

Orchestra & You
June Lloyd & Dale Ronnel, Co-Chairs

Stella Boyle Smith Competition
Rebecca Street McDonald & Bob and Jeanne Fitzgerald, Co-Chairs

Youth Orchestra Liaison
Sherry Shinn

Artist Hospitality
Scott Mason

Concert Activities (Ushers)
Lori Llewellyn & Mary Rock, Co-Chairs

Musician Appreciation
Janice James

Mary Fine

Camille Williams

Guild Notes
Dr. Ouida Keck

Nominating Committee
Nikki Lawson

Designer House
Larry West, Chair
Paige James & Kelly Fraiser, Vice Chairs

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Honors and Awards

National Gold Book Award of Excellence 2017
Duplicate & Social Bridge Tournament
Detroit Conference

National Gold Book Award of Excellence 2016
Playing Card Fundraiser
Baltimore Conference

National Roundtable Presenter 2014
Stella Boyle Smith Young Artists Competition
Seattle Conference

National Roundtable Presenter 2012
Orchestra & You & YOU
Dallas Conference

Governor’s Arts Award

Classic Award 2004
Symphony Designer House
Nashville Conference

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization