AYO Patrons Program: be part of the story

Since the first baton fell in 1948 to our most recent standing ovation, AYO’s journey has been fueled by our loyal supporters. By joining the AYO Patrons Program you will be giving talented young musicians the opportunity to enrapture audiences with unforgettable performances that showcase the talent this country has to offer, here at home and the world stage.

At whatever level you’re able to join the program, you will be invited to come on the journey with us to enjoy inspirational stories about our musicians’ achievements and be the first to hear about AYO concerts and events. Tutti Patrons and above are recognized in our popular concert programs, while Associate Patrons and above receive invitations to exclusive performances with opportunities to meet musicians. Our premium Maestro and Impresario Patrons receive special access to guest artists and orchestral leadership, with customized behind the scenes experiences.

Patron recognition levels reflect the total gift in each year as below:

Impresario: $20,000+
Maestro: $10,000+
Virtuoso: $5,000+
Principal: $3,000+
Associate: $1,000+
Tutti: $500+
Friends: up to $499

‘My wife and I have been going to AYO concerts since the days of John Bishop, and we’re always impressed by the students’ standard, enthusiasm and dedication. AYO musicians are as good as any musicians we’ve heard in Europe. We believe strongly in the importance of music education so we are proud to the support the AYO.’
The Honourable Christopher Legoe QC AO

Read more about how donations from last year’s Appeal made a distinct and immediate difference to young musicians’ lives.