Partner with us to help Music Change Lives!

The Asheville Symphony Guild is a volunteer organization supporting the growth of the Asheville Symphony and encouraging interest in music and cultural activities in the greater Asheville community. Becoming a member is easy, affordable, and offers opportunities to experience many enjoyable events and rewarding activities. Since its founding in 1965, the Asheville Symphony Guild has evolved into a major financial supporter of the Asheville Symphony and promoter of musical education programs in the community.


  • The Music in the Schools program brings live performances of classical music into Buncombe County and Asheville City schools to introduce students to musical instruments and help them understand and enjoy symphonic music.
  • The  monthly programs of the Guild feature a wide variety of musicians who give a short performance and presentation about their instruments. Each program is preceded by a social time.  The programs are held on the Thursday preceding a Masterworks concert.  Social time begins at 10 A.M. followed by the program.  The public is cordially invited.
  • The “Symphony Talk with Daniel “ series is held at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA at 3 o’clock on Friday afternoons preceding the Saturday concerts.. The event is free and all persons interested in the Symphony programs are welcome.


  • Trips – often of a musical nature, to interesting places around the world.
    Upcoming trips:
    Nashville: May 3-7, 2016
    Past trips:
    Toronto: October 9-14, 2014
    Spain: May 16-28, 2015
  • Musical Feasts –  are various and sumptuous meals, activities and performances in interesting homes and unique venues. Learn more.

2015-16 Executive Board

President: Carolyn Hubbard
First Vice President: Katie Osborn
Second Vice President: Lucy Borland
Treasurer: BA Schenck
Recording Secretary: Olivia Zahler
Corresponding Secretary: Ellen Nutter
Advisor: Betty Paine