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.
2017-2018 board of directors
Barbara McRoberts, president
Kay Conrad, vice president
Kevin Carr, treasurer
Jane Schulte, secretary
Ruth Ann Sandrock
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
Robert Shaw Chorale
1961 to 1970
1971 to 2017
Doc Severinsen's Big Band
Fiddler on the Roof
Glenn Miller Orchestra
My Fair Lady
Porgy and Bess
Red Star Red Army Chorus
Singing in the Rain
The 5 Browns
West Side Story
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.
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.
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.