Young Musicians Foundation

The Debut Orchestra is the second oldest pre-professional training orchestra in the country, and performs at least four free public concerts each year. YMF employs a comprehensive educational approach that delivers instruments, instructional materials, and professional/pre-professional musicians who serve as tutors and role models; provides students with opportunities to perform; and brings YMF’s Debut Orchestra into their communities for free concerts. Young Musicians Foundation has always recognized that the preservation of classical music requires not only the support of young, pre-professional artists but the development of new audiences.  Accordingly, 360˚ MUSIC introduces classical music to younger audiences with diverse cultural backgrounds through at least two free multi-media concert assemblies a year in various inner city communities.

Organization: Young Musicians Foundation, founded in 1955

Mission statement: Preserves the classical music heritage by contributing to the personal, academic, and artistic development of youth, ages 8-25.

Subjects taught: Pre-professional training orchestra; HARP Project and 360°, which target undeserved and low-income children in public schools in Los Angeles County.

Number of students served: 70 members of the Debut Orchestra

Ages / grade levels: 8–25; 15–25 for Debut Orchestra

195 South Beverly Drive, Suite 414,
Beverly Hills 90212