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

Kickoff Event

Tuesday, October 12, at 7:00pm
Ames First United Methodist Church
516 Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Kickoff Program
Presentation of scholarship winner and arias
Preview of "Street Scenes" by ISU Opera Studio


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

Kickoff Event

Monday, September 27, at 6:30pm
Hoyt Sherman Place Gallery
1501 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314


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

Indianola Chapter

Kickoff Event

Sunday, September 12, at 4:00pm
The home of Robert L. Larsen
713 W Ashland Ave
Indianola, IA 50125


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

Kickoff Event

Stay tuned for information on the Newton Chapter's kickoff event!


Join the Newton Chapter

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