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What is YOLA?
An overview of our young symphony of change

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Since 2007, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) has provided young people from communities across Los Angeles and nationwide with a variety of services including high-quality music training, free instruments, mentorship, and academic support. Inspired by the revolutionary El Sistema program that brought up the world-renowned conductor and LA Phil's Music & Artistic Director, Walt and Lilly Disney Chair, Gustavo Dudamel, YOLA promotes collaboration among peers and mentors, encouraging a close-knit community on and off the stage.

Learn more about YOLA's local and national programs