Now more than ever

We need your support

Because we are offering our 2020 - 2021 concerts FREE of charge, the generous support of local businesses, philanthropists, patrons, volunteers and individuals is crucial.


It is the dedicated support of our entire community that enables us to do what we love to do:

Perform outstanding music for YOU, our audience.

The Symphony’s mission is to infuse cultural vibrancy into the Great Falls community through transformative music events and education programs. We are a cultural asset in North Central Montana that raises the quality of life for its citizens through outstanding performing arts programs.   

Our collective pursuit of artistic excellence in collaboration with cultural and civic partners demonstrates how much our community can achieve when we work together with local organizations and businesses.

There are many ways for individuals, families, and local businesses to support great music in our region.


Explore the support links on this page or contact us to learn more!



Megan Karls
The violinist on her personal journey, planting roots in Great Falls, and music-making during the pandemic

After a national search in 2012, Megan Karls was selected to serve as Co-Concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony orchestra and violinist with the Cascade Quartet.

Megan is also a member of the Boise Philharmonic, and has performed as Concertmaster for the Billings Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, Butte Symphony, and with the conductorless String Orchestra of the Rockies.

In November 2020, GFSA Executive Director Hillary Rose Shepherd sat down with Megan to discuss her life as a musician in Montana.

She is one of nine professional musicians who are employed by the Great Falls Symphony and who live, perform, and teach music in our community. Megan loves making her home in beautiful Montana, while also performing across the country in chamber music and orchestral engagements.

Megan at an October 2020 concert rehearsal for
"Lift Every Voice."

Tell me a little bit about your childhood and how you discovered the violin.
When I was little, we lived in a trailer in the woods on the border of northern Wisconsin. My upbringing was everything you could probably imagine as the antithesis of the classical musician.
Read more ...

Use the online form below to make a secure one-time donation.
With our Double Concerto match campaign to support the Great Falls Symphony’s youth programs, your donation is matched dollar for dollar.


Our Board of Directors and staff have pledged $20,000 to this campaign to encourage you to join us in supporting our youth today and tomorrow. 

You can also make a donation to the Great Falls Symphony Association with the paper form.

Click here to download a PDF of the donation form. Then print it, fill it out, and send it to our office at 

P.O. Box 1078, Great Falls, MT 59403.


Additional programs under the umbrella of the Great Falls Symphony Association include Youth OrchestraSinfonia, the Chamber Music Series, the Youth Matinee Educational Concert Series, and our rural Outreach Tours.

These programs simply could not happen without the additional support of our generous donors.

Ticket sales cover only 1/3rd of our annual expenses.​

Monthly giving ... the easy way!

Become a Sustaining Supporter 


The Sustaining Supporter program gives you a convenient contribution option that provides stable support to your live and local Symphony all year long. 

Every contribution—no matter how small or big—helps us pursue our mission.

Make your monthly donation by having your gift automatically charged from your checking or savings account, debit card or credit card. As a Sustaining Supporter, your gift is automatic– no checks to write, no payments to mail. You'll be supporting the many great Symphony programs  and our talented musicians.

Choose how much you'd like to give each month. You'll receive an email inviting you to set up log-in information so you can change or cancel your monthly donation anytime.

Set up your monthly online donation using the form below.

If you prefer to set up your monthly donation using the paper form, you can download it by clicking here. Print and fill out the form and send it to our office at PO Box 1078, Great Falls, MT 59403.


"Dean and I like the convenience of a monthly charge to our account. It is easy for us, while helping the Symphony provide the wonderful cultural experiences that benefit our community."

– Cheryl Nelson 



$10 - $24

Provides a tuition scholarship for one deserving student to participate in Youth Orchestra.