The American Viola Society is pleased to announce the search for new AVS Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members to serve January 2021 – December 2022. The YAC is open to students and young professionals between ages 18-26. The YAC serves as a liaison to the AVS Executive board and provides a student perspective on the impact of AVS issues and projects on aspiring professional violists. The AVS Board invites input from the YAC on attracting and retaining young professionals as members of the AVS. The AVS supports the YAC as it develops and implements new projects that serve the global viola community. The YAC consists of 6-10 members who serve for 2-year terms. 3-5 new members are selected each year. The YAC meets three times (using online video conferencing) each year. The meetings will be facilitated by an AVS Executive Board Member who will also attend the meeting. The YAC chair will be invited to attend AVS online board meetings and annual AVS board meetings as a non-voting member.