Join the Guild, Become Part of a Legacy
The Asheville Symphony Guild is a volunteer organization in support of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra promoting classical music for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the people of Western North Carolina.
The Guild provides its support in three ways:
- Through our Musical Feasts we sponsor fundraising activities throughout the community which promote music, build and encourage friendships and enhance music enjoyment. Learn more about our Musical Feasts.
- With our Music in the Schools Program we provide music education programs to area schools which introduce, educate and foster the love of music to elementary school children. Learn more about Music in the Schools
- Our Music Ambassadors promote and serve at activities and events sponsored by both the Guild and the Asheville Symphony. Learn more about Music Ambassadors.
In 1965, at the beginning of the Asheville Symphony’s fifth season, Mimi Cecil and Charlotte Lunsford started the Asheville Symphony Guild to provide financial support to the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
Since its founding, the Guild has evolved into a major financial supporter of the Asheville Symphony. Our recent fundraising efforts have provided the Asheville Symphony Orchestra more than $1 million.
For over fifty years, the Asheville Symphony Guild has supported the Asheville Symphony and the community. Membership in the Asheville Symphony Guild is fun and affordable, providing numerous ways to contribute to the community, share your love of music, touch the lives of children and establish and share friendship with others. Please join us and become part of the legacy!
2018-19 Guild Executive Board
- President: B.A. Schenk
- President Elect: Sarah Van Gunten
- Vice President: Gayle Hanley
- Corresponding Secretary: Honey Solomon
- Recording Secretary: Sylvia Cassel
- Treasurer: Otis Philbrick
- Advisor: Mary Kirby
- Executive Director – David Whitehill
- Hospitality – Bebe Landis
- Membership & Database – Judi Barr
- Music Education & Music Ambassadors – Open
- Musical Feasts – Kathy Dambach & Nancy Gettys