Support QCSO

Sponsor and Advertise

Sponsorship Contact:  Steve Mohr, Director of Development, 563.424.7735 or smohr@qcso.org

Advertising Contact:  Caitlin Bishop, Director of Marketing, 563.424.7734 or cbishop@qcso.org

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra is among the 20 longest-established, continuously operating orchestral associations in the U.S.  Each year, the QCSO presents a full season of classical performances supplemented by pops performances and special events such as Riverfront Pops, Holiday Pops, The Magical Music of Disney, Signature Series and Cello-bration!

The QCSO serves a market of more than 450,000 in the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities region with subscribers that come from more than 70 cities and towns. We reach a highly sought after audience, which is well-educated, professional, affluent, and has a robust and influential business and community leader presence. 

Each year, our messages reach hundreds of thousands of valuable targets in the Quad Cities region.  More than 30,000 performance and special program books reach our concert and event audiences.  25,000 people attend our performances alone.

Additionally, the QCSO’s education programs are significant, featuring five training ensembles including the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth String Ensemble, Prelude Strings and Youth Choir.  Our classroom music education engagement programs reach more than 10,000 students in Iowa and Illinois each year and have reached more than 250,000 since inception.

Arts and culture are a critical component of a vibrant and attractive community that delivers on the quality-of-life quotient. The QCSO is proud to inspire, entertain, and engage the Quad City community through superb symphonic music, music education and cultural leadership. We are vital to the health and livability of the community, which supports employee recruitment and retention, and drives economic impact - the QCSO helps generate more than $3 million spent within our community and supports more than 200 jobs.

The QCSO receives investments from more than 1000 families, business, and foundations.

Sponsors and advertiser opportunities include:

  • Multi-Year Strategic Partnerships
  • Endowed Musician & Artistic/Staff Positions
  • Season Naming Rights
  • Program Naming Rights
  • Masterworks Concerts
  • Riverfront Pops Concerts
  • Signature Series Performances
  • Holiday Pops Concerts
  • Family Concerts (E.g. Disney)
  • Outreach Education Programs
  • Youth Performances & Events
  • Inside the Music, Concert Conversations & Afterglows
  • Performance & Special Event Programs
  • Print-at-Home Tickets
  • Audio & Video Downloads
  • Standard, Large-Print & Braille Programs
  • Shuttle Buses
  • Second Fiddle Sale
  • Instruments for Kids
  • More

The QCSO is proud to represent a fiercely loyal audience that appreciates and supports our sponsors and advertisers.

Click here to view our sponsors, organizational partners and advertisers.

To learn more about the privileges of sponsorship and the benefits of advertising, please contact us.

Sponsorship Contact:  Steve Mohr, Director of Development, 563.424.7735 or smohr@qcso.org

Advertising Contact:  Caitlin Bishop, Director of Marketing, 563.424.7734 or cbishop@qcso.org