Women’s Symphony League of Austin

Founded in 1953, the Women’s Symphony League of Austin provides service and financial support to the Austin Symphony Orchestra and its children’s educational programs. With a diverse membership of more than 650, this group gives over 15,000 hours of service and raises money for the ASO annually.

Membership

Candidates for membership in the WSL are recommended by current members. Active members are requested to participate both financially and with volunteer hours each year on two major fundraisers: Jewel Ball in the fall, and either the Red Haute Valentine Party and Children’s Style Show or the Youth Leadership Council in the spring. Active members also participate on at least one other service or educational committee.

General Meetings, which include a program and social time as well as a short business session, are usually held on the second Monday of each month, September through May. Half of the meetings are held during the lunch hour and half in the evening. Attendance at General Meetings is not required. For further information, call (512)476-5098 or email: membership@wslaustin.org.

 

Contact

President 2019-2020: Karey Nalle Oddo
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5998
Austin, TX 78763
Phone: (512) 476-5098
Email: president@wslaustin.org
Website: https://www.wslaustin.org/

Upcoming Events

Soiree

September 2, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
A semi-formal dance for 9th and 10th graders.
Brodie Homestead
5211 Brodie Lane
Austin Tx 78745

Jewel Ball Fashion Luncheon

September 20, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.
Palmer Events Center

Jewel Ball, 65th Anniversary

September 21, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
Palmer Events Center

Annual Red Haute Valentine Party & Children’s Style Show/Luncheon

February 9, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.
Location: TBD

Jewel Tea

May 17, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.
Location TBA

Among the many educational /service projects on which members work are:

Children’s Day Art Park

On Wednesday mornings during June and July, volunteers help with tickets, instrument petting zoo, interactive percussion, balloons, and art activities at Austin Central Library.

Orchestra Relations

Volunteers help with food for the symphony players at the dress rehearsals on the Thursday evening prior to the weekend concerts throughout the season.

Youth Concerts

This committee helps with ushering /general assistance, either decorating for the Halloween Children’s Concert or by ushering and assisting at the Young People’s Concerts in the Spring.

 

Simon Simón

WSL’s award-winning project that introduces grade schoolers to the music and instruments of the orchestra. WSL volunteers, called the Simon Simón Singers, have rehearsals and present programs in elementary schools throughout Central Texas.

 

Youth Leadership Council

The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a fun and rewarding way to support the Austin Symphony youth education programs. Membership is open to all high school students in grades 9, 10,11 and 12. Click here for more details.