Support Us

As a young non-profit orchestra, funding is everything.  Our budget covers all operational expenses ranging from venue fees, music rentals, program printing, instrument repair, to the salaries of our concertmaster and music director.  All of our administrative work is completed by volunteers passionate about sharing music in the east metro.  Donations are used to serve all of our financial needs.

EMSO is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax deductible (to the same degree as any other donation you make to an IRS-recognized non-profit). Please consider making a donation to EMSO. Donations are applied towards operating expenses, rehearsal/concert venues, marketing/publicity, etc.

The EMSO accepts donations through GiveMN’s website.  If you choose to donate to EMSO via the GiveMN link below, you will be directed to our GiveMN profile and then to a secure webpage for payment. EMSO thanks you for your generosity!

If you or your company wish to support our efforts in any other way, learn more here or contact us.

Individual Donor Recognition Levels (recognized in our concert programs)

  • $100 – $249 ~ Donor
  • $250 – $499 ~ Patron
  • $500 – $999 ~ Benefactor
  • $1,000 – $2,499 ~ President’s Club
  • $2,500+ ~ Founder


Checks, made out to EMSO, can also be sent to our mailing address.

Merrill Community Arts Center
c/o EMSO
380 Rivertown Drive, Suite 200
Woodbury, MN 55125

*Please note that EMSO does not have administrative staff at this location and that it is also not where performances or regular rehearsals are held. If you need to contact us please visit our Contact page.