ASO Advocates are a group of young people aged 18 - 30 empowered to represent the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. They work together over the course of the year to drive and inspire engagement with orchestral music and the arts.

Advocates get up close and personal with artists and other arts organisations, help us reach new audiences, learn more about the orchestra and orchestral music, organise events and meet-ups and gain valuable arts experience.

Applications for our 2019 Advocacy program are now open and will close on Fri 18 Jan 2019. If you're aged 18-30 and have a desire to make a difference to the future of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and gain valuable experience in the arts, then we strongly encourage you to apply.


To build an inclusive and young community who are connected to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

2018 Advocates

Willem King
Bachelor of International Studies Graduate

Amanda Norelli
Data Scientist

Chelsey Potter
Media Advisor

Rebekah Rogers
Bachelor of Classical Music Student

Terry Vu
Bachelor of International Tourism Graduate

Jackie Wilde
Music Teacher & Bachelor of Jazz Performance Graduate

Kelly Wong
Online Producer

Advocate Alumni

Marcus Allum
Woodville High School

Margot Holbert
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Sylvie Huigen
University of Adelaide
Graduate Certificate of Applied Project Management

Ga Jin Kim
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Medicine

Elliette Kirkbride
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Law and Social Science

Doris Lei
University of South Australia
Master of Teaching

Benjamin Leow
University of Adelaide - SAHMRI
PhD in Medicine

Liga Livena
Flinders University
Bachelor of International Tourism

Henry Rodriguez
Flinders University
Doctor of Medicine

Nelya Valamanesh
University of South Australia
Bachelor of Creative Writing and Humanities

Yundi Yuan
University of Adelaide - Elder Conservatorium
Honours in Music Performance (Piano)