Tuition covers less than half of the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra’s operational costs. Support from community members like you helps us make up the remainder. 

Your gift:

  • makes it possible for all interested youth–regardless of their economic circumstances–to participate in performances, special workshops, retreats, and masterclasses.
  • makes it possible for these young musicians to  tour and present annual performances in their community.
  • is the key to the Youth Orchestra’s success. Every young musician needs the support of their friends, family, and community to thrive.


The Friends of the ASYO is a fundraising and support group that is committed to ensuring that the Youth Orchestra has the resources to offer the best musical training and experiences for young musicians. The goal of the Friends is that every young musician has access to music education and in turn enriches the community through music.

Please consider joining the Friends of the Youth Orchestra.

To show our gratitude for your support, we offer some special benefits for you:

  • Adagio    $25 – $99 Recognition in ASYO program book
  • Andante     $100 – $249 ASYO car magnet, plus all of the above
  • Allegro     $250 – $499 Friends of the Youth Orchestra pin, plus all of the above
  • Vivace     $500+ Invitations to an ASYO masterclass, plus all of the above


For more information about the Friends of the Youth Orchestra program, please contact Madeline Womack at 828.2547046 or