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Mission

The Syracuse Sounds of Music Association, Inc. is an advocate for the promotion and support of music throughout Central New York's six counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oneida, and Oswego. We do this through a number of fundraising activities and events. Proceeds from ALL of our efforts go toward grant funding to Central New York non-profit organizations that offer music programming, music education, or community support through music. Funding is also allocated toward a major sponsorship of Symphoria - The Orchestra of Central New York and the annual Sally Whittle Scholarship Competition.
 

History

In 1957, a dedicated group of women who believed that Syracuse should have an orchestra formed the Syracuse Symphony Guild. 

 

In 1960, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra was established, and the Syracuse Symphony Association (the Guild’s successor) was there to help support it financially through various means of fundraising.

 

In the Spring of 2011, the SSO began the transition to a new business model, and officially became Symphoria in December of 2012. 

The SSA reorganized, as well, becoming the Syracuse Sounds of Music Association, Inc. (SSMA) in the Fall of 2011.

 

Since then, the SSMA has successfully raised grant funds to support not only Symphoria, but many CNY non-profit organizations that present music programming.

Board of Directors

Wendy Carl Isome, president

Maria Miller, vice president

Barbara Barnell, treasurer

Sheila Sostrin, asst. treasurer

Jean Edminster, secretary

Meg Aufmuth, Encore co-manager

Sandy Rosenfeld, Encore co-manager

Barbara Brown

Lou Anne Colaneri

Stephanie Macklin-Macero

Janet Mallan

Michele Mider

Steve Pekich

Ruth Perkins

Jane Roller

Mary Thompson

Sandy Wettingfeld

Renee Wiles

Cathy Winger

Kate Wirshing

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