The Los Angeles Philharmonic has launched YOLA at Camino Nuevo, the fourth site of LA Phil Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program, which provides free music training and academic support with community partners. The new site in the Westlake/MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles provides in-school music education, with additional music enrichment after school, for children in kindergarten through third grade. A planned expansion of YOLA at Camino Nuevo will bring the program to students through twelfth grade at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy. YOLA at Camino Nuevo is part of the LA Phil’s centennial initiatives aimed at doubling the number of YOLA students by 2021. At current YOLA sites in South L.A., the Rampart District, Westlake/MacArthur Park, and East L.A., YOLA works with students from more than 200 schools in L.A. County. Music study is complemented by leadership development opportunities, parent workshops, and performances.

Posted October 31, 2018