The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents YOLA National at Home, a series of courses, masterclasses, project-based learning from July 10-31, 2020. The virtual conference offers an in-depth look into the musicians that are dedicating their lives to classical music. There are several tracks for musicians, teachers, parents, and supporters to watch and interact.
The Young Artist series offers youth-centered content for young musicians, including a session with practical advice on how to prep for an audition and navigating the college admissions process.
The Exploring Pathways series offers a set of conversations with artists and professionals discussing their origin stories, education, and career development. The panels are hosted by Alex Laing, principal clarinet at the Phoenix Symphony, and Dalanie Harris and Katie Brown, from the acclaimed Classically Black podcast. Interviews center Black and Latino voices within classical music to give voice to their musical journey. Guests include Monica Ellis, bassoonist from Imani Winds; Clifton Joey Guidry III, bassoonist; Am’re Ford, composer, and UNC-Greensboro alumnus; and Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) alumni.
Sessions are being recorded and available through the YOLA National at Home website.
Photo credit: Paul Cressey/L.A. Philharmonic.