Youth Leadership Council

The Austin Symphony Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is an award-winning program that recognizes Austin area teens who share a commitment to learning about leadership and supporting the arts in Austin. Membership is open to all Austin area high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. YLC exposes these young people to principles in leadership through interactive presentations with successful Austinites from a variety of backgrounds. Please note that you do NOT need to be a member of the WSL for your son or daughter to join. The Austin Symphony Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is an award-winning program that recognizes Austin area teens who share a commitment to learning about leadership and supporting the arts in Austin. Membership is open to all Austin area high school students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. YLC exposes these young people to principles in leadership through interactive presentations with successful Austinites from a variety of backgrounds. Please note that you do NOT need to be a member of the WSL for your son or daughter to join.

YLC is Accepting Applications for 2017-18

The Youth Leadership Council membership fee is $395 per year (Early bird price is $350 until September 1st).  Children of Women’s Symphony League members receive a reduced rate of $325.  Returning seniors are discounted at $295. For families with multiple members, the first teen pays his or her full tuition fee, each sibling thereafter would pay $200. This $200 fee would be for WSL members, non-members and early bird special participants.

*The estimated fair market value of goods and services received in exchange for the membership fee is $35.  The balance is a tax deductible contribution to WSL, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

To Apply:

Register online
OR
Download an Application

and mail it along with your payment to:
Women’s Symphony League of Austin
P.O. Box 5998
Austin, Texas 78763

Benefits of Membership Include:

  • Four inspiring leadership programs per year, on Sundays at 4:30 PM. This includes one-on-one time with the speakers and social time with the student group.
  • Community Service opportunities with ASO’s nationally recognized children’s education programs as well as WSL fundraising activities. These include Halloween Concerts, Children’s Day Art Park, Young People’s Concerts, decorating for the POPs series concerts and helping with the WSL’s Red Haute Valentine Party & Children’s Style Show. These volunteer opportunities are optional, and are offered for community service credit hours.
  • Networking with other Austin area teens that share an interest in leadership.
  • In the spring of 2017, the Youth Leadership Council members will be recognized before an ASO concert. A reception at the Long Center will be held on the same evening.

 Announcing YLC Scholarship Award

The Austin Symphony Orchestra Youth Leadership Council is excited to announce the establishment of the Youth Leadership Council Scholarship Award.

This $500 college book scholarship will be offered annually beginning in April, 2017 to a high school senior who is a member of the Youth Leadership Council and who exemplifies the qualities of a great YLC leader!

If you would like to donate to the YLC Scholarship Fund, please click the link below:

→ Donate to YLC Scholarship Fund


Community Service Opportunities

Feb. 12th
6th Annual Red Haute Valentine Party & Children’s Style Show
Location: Omni Barton Creek Resort (8212 Barton Club Dr.)
Time: Shift times vary from 7:30am to 2:30 pm
Contacts: Megan Rankin, texasrankin@gmail.com or & Jill Powell, jnpowell@austin.rr.com

June 2 & 3, 2017
Sarah & Ernest Butler June Pops Concert
Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin)
Time: Arrival TBD & More Info later
Contacts: Susanne Tetzlaff,  s_tetzlaff@hotmail.com & Paulette Gibbins, paulettegibbins@gmail.com

June & July 2017, Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30am
Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Day Art Park
Symphony Square Amphitheater (Corner of Red River and 11th, Austin, TX.)
More Info Coming Soon
Contact:

Dec. 29th & 30th
Sarah & Ernest Butler Holiday Pops Concerts
Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin)
Time: Arrival time TBD & more info later
Contacts: Susanne Tetzlaff,  s_tetzlaff@hotmail.com & Paulette Gibbins, paulettegibbins@gmail.com

For questions regarding Community Service, please email Belinda Perkins, belindaperkins@earthlink.net


 2016-2017 Schedule of Programs and Dates

October 23, 2016 @ 4:30pm
Abel’s on the Lake with Steve Adler 
Guest Speaker #2: Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin
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August 14, 2016 @ 4:30pm
Summer Social at Moffett Residence
7849 Escala Drive, Austin, TX  78735 (Gate Code TBA)
Amy’s Ice Cream and Snacks Provided
Guest Speaker 1: Amy Simmons, Amy’s Ice Cream Founder
Amy’s Ice CreamThe Austin ChronicleWikipedia

Guest Speaker 2: Ricky Williams, 1998 Heisman Trophy Winner and 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Heisman TrophyCollege Hall of FameHighlights

September 18, 2016 @ 4:30pm
Abel’s on the Lake with Will Bridges
Guest Speaker #1:  Will Bridges, Musician and Co-Owner of Lambert’s BBQ, Antones-Austin’s Home of Blues, Arlyn Studios and Deep Eddy Cabaret
Austin Business JournalArlyn Studios

January 29, 2017 @ 4:30pm
Abel’s on the Lake with Sara Hickman
Bring a gently used coat and/or new socks for donation and earn 1 community service hour
Guest Speaker #3: Sara Hickman, Singer/Songwriter, Vocalist and Musician
SaraHickman.comWikipedia

February 26, 2017 @4:30
Abel’s on the Lake with Mitch Morse
Bring an instrument for donation to this meeting and earn 3 community service hours

Guest Speaker #4: Mitch Morse, NFL Offensive Line (Center) Player for The Kansas City Football Chiefs, among the top 10 Rookies of the Year
Twitter Q&ACombine Workout Routine

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 6:30
A CELEBRATION OF LEADERSHIP
Awards Ceremony/Reception for all YLC Members and Families
Event Takes Place Prior to the Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Performance at 8pm
Location: The Long Center/Kodosky Lounge


2015-2016 Speakers

Casey McPherson, Lead Singer of Alpha Rev, an Indie-Rock Band
“Leadership through Music and the Arts”

State Senator Judith Zaffirini
“Leadership through Government and Service”

Cotter Cunningham, CEO of Retail Me Not
“Leadership through Entrepreneurship”

Major General Tony Cucolo, UT Vice-Chancellor of Leadership and Veterans Affairs
“Leadership through Excellence”

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