The YOLA program at EXPO Center, part of Exposition Park in South L.A., has grown to include three orchestras, a preschool program, mentorship, group lessons, chamber music and parent ensembles. The program serves hundreds of students who attend four days each week. In addition, students perform annually at Walt Disney Concert Hall and have appeared multiple times on the iconic stage of the Hollywood Bowl.
Location: South LA
Hours per Week: 12-18
Number of Orchestras: 3
"YOLA has had a huge impact on my life, instilling pride, confidence and leadership skills." – Daniel, age 16
"I like YOLA because I get to play great music and spend time with my friends." – Liliana, age 10
"I think everyone in of YOLA as part of my family now." – Isaac, age 14