YOLA at EXPO Center

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.

  • Number of students served: 350
  • Ages: 2-17
  • Tuition: Free
  • Subjects: three orchestras, a preschool program, mentorship, group lessons, chamber music and parent ensembles
  • Founded: 2007
  • Unique Attributes: YOLA at EXPO Center is directly associated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The LA Phil’s music director, Gustavo Dudamel has visited YOLA at EXPO Center on several occasions to rehearse with the students. In addition, the students perform annually at Walt Disney Concert Hall and have appeared multiple times on the iconic stage of the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Address: 3980 Menlo Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90037
  • Phone: 323.850.2000
  • Website: www.laphil.com/education/yola-expo.cfm
  • Contact Person: Dan Berkowitz
    Manager, Youth Orchestra LA / Amy McCullaugh
    Coordinator, Youth Orchestra LA