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Symphony Orchestra Guild Newsletters

Our signature newsletters, developed just for Guild members. View previous newsletters here.

 September 2022

 MASTERWORKS I featuring works by three time Grammy Award nominated American composer Miguel del Aguila. Meet the new SOGD Board President, Jan Mandernach and more. 


February 2022

 MASTERWORKS IV featuring Afro-American Music, The Decatur Public School’s Instrument Library and Interview with High School Student, Car’lessiah Lee.

January 2022

An in-depth look at MASTERWORKS III, DYSO Concerto Winner and Millikin’s 2021/2022 Concerto/Aria Competition Winners.

October 2021

An in-depth look at MASTERWORKS II, DYSO returns, meet members of the board– and more.

August 2021

MDSO is BACK to in person concerts! An in-depth look at MASTERWORKS I with “Beethoven at 251,” meet Claire Taylor-principal basoon, and more.


April 2021

An in-depth look at MASTERWORKS V, meet Aaron Villarreal-principal percussion, save the date for our RETRO September Guild event and more.

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Symphony Orchestra Guild Announcements

Videos and articles to keep our patrons in-the-know.

Highlights from “A Winter Wonderland”

Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur hosted the 2022 Holiday Gala on December 2, 2022. Guests enjoyed a Silent Auction, Live Auction, Fine Dinner and Lovely Music by Terry Brennan and Friends at the Country Club of Decatur. Take a glance through some of the highlights...

Gather at the Gala 2021 Live and Silent Auction

We’re all looking forward to dozens of incredible auction items, from tickets to see Velocity Irish Dance to cooking classes for four adults courtesy of Murphy & Company.

MDSO: What to Expect In 2021 and 2022

Dr. William McClain, Conductor, shares what to expect in the 2021-2022 season of Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra. MDSO is BACK!

Meet Cecilia Antonelle, Millikin Concerto Aria Competition Winner

Meet Cecilia Antonelle, Millikin Concerto Aria Competition Winner

Meet Cecilia Antonelle, Millikin University Concerto/Aria Competition Winner Cece with Dr. William McClain, Beth Mason Creighton and Laura Ledford LL: Hi Cece CA: Hello BMC: Welcome back. Alright Cece, before we jump into the program, will you just tell us maybe where...

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