Young Associates Council

Join the Young Associates Council

The Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council (YAC) is a philanthropic membership group for young professionals, music aficionados and performing arts supporters interested in exploring symphonic music in Houston’s thriving arts scene.

YAC members are afforded exclusive opportunities to participate in musically-focused events that take place not only in Jones Hall, but also in the city’s most sought-after venues, private homes, and neighborhood social spots. From behind-the-scenes interactions with the musicians of the Houston Symphony to jaw-dropping private performances by world-class virtuosos, the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council offers incomparable insight and accessibility to the music and musicians that are shaping the next era of orchestral music.

The Young Associates Council is co-chaired by Ann Ayre and Jennifer Gravenor.

And be sure to subscribe to the Young Professionals Backstage (YPB) series –  a 3-concert subscription package paired with social events before and after concerts, providing members an opportunity to mingle with their peers and musicians. Click here to learn more.

  • Invitations to at least 5 exclusive YAC events and 3 private rehearsals
  • Season access to the Patron Donor Lounge and VIP Donor Green Room
  • Invitation to a Houston Symphony “Insider Event”
  • Access to VIP Premium Ticketing Services and Symphony Concierge
  • Complimentary Season Access to Valet Parking ($2,500 level only)

Join the Young Associates Council today by following these steps:

1. Click this link to be taken to a page with payment options
2. In the boxes at the top of the page, enter “Other” in the donation amount field
3. Enter either $1,500 or $2,500
4. Fill out the requested information
5. Select the 2017-18 YAC $1,500 or $2,500 membership from the “Please designate my gift” dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.
6. Hit Submit

For questions about the Young Associates Council, please contact:

Molly Simpson, Director of Individual Giving and Major Gifts

The Young Associates Council is sponsored in part by:


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