The LA Phil is committed to learning alongside our community, and to enabling and supporting the next generation of musicians, whether they’re picking up an instrument for the first time or penning their own compositions.
YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles)
YOLA–the LA Phil's music education program–works with community partners to provide free instruments, intensive music instruction, academic support, and leadership training in various areas of Los Angeles and beyond.
Symphonies for Youth
Our Symphonies for Youth (SFY) concerts invite children ages 5 to 11 to soak up the sounds of a world-class orchestra while experiencing the thrill of live performance.
Symphonies for Schools
The LA Phil provides students the opportunity to connect to passionate musicians, a world-class orchestra, and a concert hall that students have described as a silver tulip.
Become a Junior Patron and contribute directly to the LA Phil’s artistic endeavors, audience engagement initiatives, and education and community programming.
Invited rehearsals provide students and instructors with a rare glimpse at the creative process of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as they prepare for a concert performance.
Composer Fellowship Program
A unique offering among American orchestras, the Composer Fellowship Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young composers to become a part of the LA Phil's thriving new music community.
National Composers Intensive
The National Composers Intensive demonstrates the LA Phil’s commitment to the evolution of living music on a national scale, and supports new music from genesis, to creation, to commission, to performance.
Engage with the Music
The LA Phil leads the field in designing engaging concert experiences for specific audiences.
Online resources for youth, teachers, and adults—at your fingertips!
FAQs about our learning programs that take place in the community and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Your support is instrumental
Even with every advantage in the world, the odds of having a successful career in orchestral music are slim. As a greater number of graduates from programs like these consider pursuing a college education and career in music, the LA Phil aims to support them at critical junctures along the pathway to their future success.Support These Programs