The Nittany Valley Symphony Guild

The Nittany Valley Symphony Guild has been formed to work in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the NVS in whatever capacities are necessary, including hospitality, sales, public relations, education, fund-raising and office support. The Guild's goals are to assist the board with development, to expand the Symphony's audience and to promote a broad public appreciation of music.

Guild activities and membership are open to anyone in the public who wishes to support the Nittany Valley Symphony and our educational programs.

NVS Guild Officers

  • Robert Shoemaker, President

  • Ingrid Blood, 1st Vice President

  • Carol Graham, 2nd Vice President

  • Eva Zeisky, Secretary

  • Brian Calderelli, Treasurer

  • Deborah Atwater Asbury, Assistant Treasurer

Guild Membership

Membership is open to everyone. The annual membership dues are $35.00 per person. 

For information on Membership and/or activities of the Guild, please call the NVS office at  814-231-8224.

NVS would like to say "Thank You" to all the members of our Guild for this season.  Your membership dues help the Guild help NVS with fundraising.  Your dues are the operating income to fund our poinsettia sale, our luncheon-fashion show, our Holiday Fashion Show, and all the functions of NVS Guild.  The NVS Guild raises over $17,000 a year for NVS.  Thank you very much for your support.

The current Guild Directory is available online.


Thanks to everyone who supported our “Spring Into Fashion”


11:30 a.m.

$60 per person


Chilled Gazpacho Soup (dairy-, gluten-, and nut-free)

Deconstructed Cobb Salad with grilled chicken

Dessert: Profiteroles with red berry drizzle, mint leaf and berry garnish

RAFFLE: $20 for 25 tickets to drop in any, all or just one of the many wonderful raffle items. Good Luck!

Image credit: USDA

Image credit: USDA

2018 Poinsettia Sale - our sale has concluded for 2018.

thank you VERY MUCH for your support!

We are pleased to launch our annual holiday poinsettia sale — our premier fundraising event! Your past support and that of your friends, relatives, neighbors, and business associates directly benefits the concerts and programs sponsored by the Symphony.

Our beautiful plants are cultivated at Frysville Farms, Ephrata, PA and are presented in a foil- wrapped pot with protective sleeve. Color choices are red, white and pink in the following sizes:

  • LARGE (8” pot with 10-12 blooms @ $18 ea)*

  • MEDIUM (6.5” pot with 4-6 blooms @ $12 ea)

  • SMALL (4.5” pot with 2-3 blooms @ $8 ea)

  • ANGEL (4.5” pot with 2-3 blooms @ $8 ea, presented as a holiday gift on your behalf to local residents)

    *All prices include PA sales tax.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Orders are now due November 29, 2018 and will be available for pick-up December 7-8.