About Burlington Civic Music

Board of directors

The Civic Music board of directors can have up to 24 members with a wide range of talent and skills. There are seven committees with two to three board members on each.

Board of directors

  • Barbara McRoberts, president
  • Kay Conrad, vice president
  • Kevin Carr, treasurer
  • Jane Schulte, secretary
  • Beth Ash
  • Craig Borchard
  • Monika Coursey
  • Jan Daft
  • Eric Danielson
  • Maryann Jordahl
  • Julie Kirk
  • Andrew Mahoney
  • Linda Riley
  • Becky Rump
  • Ruth Ann Sandrock
  • Jane Sanford
  • Dick Seager
  • Dave Wagaman
  • Lori Weiss
  • Lori Wilson
  • Laurie Paule, ex officio, endowment chair
  • Pat Whitmore, database manager


1929 to 1938

The first 10 seasons offered three or four performances per season. Performances were held at local churches and schools. Highlights were:

  • Pianist Jose Echanis
  • Soprano Claudia Muzio
  • Tenor Jose Mojica

1939 to 1960

From 1939 to 1960, 44 performances occurred, including:

  • Arthur Rubenstein and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Mantovani
  • Robert Shaw Chorale
  • Van Cliburn

1961 to 1970


  • Boston Pops
  • Peter Nero
  • Ray Bolger
  • Roger Williams

1971 to 2017


  • Addams Family
  • Angèle Dubeau
  • Bob Hope
  • Bob Newhart
  • Cabaret
  • Camelot
  • Cantus
  • Chicago
  • Doc Severinsen's Big Band
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Forrest Tucker
  • Gigi
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Gypsy
  • Henry Mancini
  • Home Free
  • Imogene Coca
  • Marcel Marceau
  • My Fair Lady
  • Oklahoma
  • Oliver
  • Pat Boone
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Presidio Brass
  • Red Skelton
  • Red Star Red Army Chorus
  • Rich Little
  • Singing in the Rain
  • South Pacific
  • The 5 Browns
  • Victor Borge
  • West Side Story

Mission statement

Burlington Civic Music Association offers a series of outstanding and varied programs to entertain, enrich and educate audiences from southeast Iowa and west-central Illinois.

Endowment fund

The endowment fund helps support performances each season. Ticket sales can cover only about two-thirds of the mounting costs of a year's production and programming expenses. Your financial support can help ensure continued excellence in entertainment.

How you can help:

  • Cash – Send a check today.
  • Commemorative gifts – In tribute to a birthday, anniversary or special event
  • Deferred giving – Bequests, trusts, gift annuities or life insurance. Contact your financial planner to assess how best to include the endowment in your estate plan.
  • Memorial gifts – Honor a deceased relative or friend.
  • Pledges – Outright gifts spread over three or more years
  • Securities – Receive a charitable deduction for the fair market value of your securities and avoid long-term capital gains taxes.

Educational outreach

Burlington Civic Music supports music education in the community. Student concerts take place at Memorial Auditorium and master classes occur throughout area communities in specific skill areas, such as string, brass and dance.

The evening’s performing artists conduct these concerts and classes during the day. Most student concerts begin at 1 p.m. on the day of the show. Civic Music contacts area schools beforehand, and the school districts provide transportation or students may make their own arrangements. A student must accompany an adult attendee.

©2017 Burlington Civic Music. All rights reserved. Powered by TurnKey Creations