Advisory Council


Announcing AYS Advisory Council

AYS is thrilled to announce its inaugural Advisory Council. This Council will serve as an invaluable resource for the AYS Board of Directors, staff, and talented musicians of the AYS orchestra. We are deeply honored to count these esteemed industry professionals as advisors and know their impact on the future of AYS will be as profound as the effect they have each had on the industry as a whole.


Sarah CHang squareSarah Chang
Concert violinist





Sarah Coade Mandell
Philanthropist; Managing Partner, QRMS, LLC;
Studio and Orchestral Double Bassist



robert-cutiettaRobert Cutietta
Dean, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music





Zubin Mehta




Deborah RutterDeborah Rutter
President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts



Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor and Composer




silvestri conducts cropAlan Silvestri
Composer and Conductor




chad smithChad Smith
Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Philharmonic




Jean-Yves Thibaudet Photo 3

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Concert pianist



Ed Yim PhotoEdward Yim
President, American Composers Orchestra