With YOLA sites at the heart, the YOLA Neighborhood Project brings music into the YOLA communities by creating concentrated networks of musical activity in South Los Angeles, Rampart, and East Los Angeles. Thousands of school children experience music by connecting to the LA Phil through in-class residencies and concerts, as well as fieldtrips to Walt Disney Concert Hall. Additionally, students and family members enjoy free concerts from LA Phil Musicians in their schools, churches, and community centers.
Among the LA Phil’s fifteen partner schools in neighborhoods surrounding YOLA at EXPO, YOLA at HOLA, and YOLA at LACHSA, over 6,000 students are engaged in music making annually. LA Phil Teaching Artists work with students in their classrooms for 6- to 9-week residencies and classroom teachers attend professional development sessions.
6,000 students and 6,000 family members, teachers, and community members reached.
"The orchestra is a perfect metaphor for the community." — Gustavo Dudamel
The YOLA Neighborhood Project in-school residencies: A glimpse into the classrooms
South L.A. (YOLA at EXPO):
- Alexander Science Center
- Quincy Jones Elementary
- St. Raphael School
- Vermont Elementary
Rampart District (YOLA at HOLA):
- Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Burlington Campus
- Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Harvard Campus
- Charles H. Kim Elementary
- Charles White Elementary
- Commonwealth Elementary
- Kingsley Elementary
- Plasencia Elementary
East LA (YOLA at LACHSA):
- El Sereno Elementary
- Farmdale Elementary
- Multnomah Elementary
- Santa Teresita School