The Guilds

Des Moines Metro Opera is unique in many ways among local arts entities and regional opera companies. The company is particularly proud of its guild chapters that encompass a nearly 150-mile radius from our home offices. DMMO would not be able to generate the reach and scope of its activities without the tireless work from its four guild chapters in Ames, Des Moines, Indianola and Newton. Together, they make up a corps of volunteers that assist the DMMO office in many ways.

Julia Hagen

Matt Huth

Ames Chapter

Join the Ames Chapter

Guild dues for the Ames Chapter are $25 for a single membership or $40 for a couple. To join, please contact Membership Chair Jane Farrell-Beck at (515) 292-8302 or


Des Moines Chapter

28 Days of Sharing the Love fundraiser

28 days. 28 prizes. Join the Des Moines Chapter in their popular February fundraiser! For $100 you may select any date in February and receive a delightful package worth at least $35 (though it may exceed $100 in value). Expect a few surprises, but the theme for odd numbered days will be “All Things Bright and Beautiful," and will feature prizes like art, pottery, homemade crafts, furniture, a garden party, guest golf pass, product baskets, etc.; even numbered days will be themed “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry,” with prizes featuring themed food baskets, baked goods, wine/cocktail tasting events, gift cards to local restaurants, etc. 

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Join the Des Moines Chapter

Membership dues for the Des Moines Chapter are $30/individual, $45/household, or $25 student/young professional up to age 30. To join, contact membership chair Dennis Hendrickson at

 Join the Indianola Chapter

Membership dues are $30/individual, $45/household, and $15/students. To join, please contact Membership Chair Chari Kruse at or 515-961-6221.

Newton Chapter

 Join the Newton Chapter

To join the Newton Chapter of the DMMO Guild, contact Membership Chair Kay Fisher at or 641-792-2863.