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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs. Inspired by Dudamel's belief that “music is a fundamental human right,” the Los Angeles Philharmonic is committed to the transformative power of music and connecting individuals locally, nationally, and internationally to the joy of music-making and their own creative potential.

Program Directory
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Composer Fellowship Program
A unique offering among American orchestras, the CFP is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for high school-age composers to become a part of the LA Phil's thriving new music community. The innovative, multi-year program offers students a high level of consistent and intensive focus on the process and production of music composition, giving them the tools and freedom necessary to shape the future of concert music. 
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YOLA Scholarship
This need-based award is designed to help support YOLA Alumni with financial aid, advising, and professional development opportunities throughout college and beyond. For more information on this program, email

Partners in Music Learning
Partners in Music Learning, a regranting initiative of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, supports organizations in select regions across the U.S. to help unite, galvanize, and advance creative youth development and music programs. For more information on this program, email

YOLA National Festival 2024
A free youth orchestra training program for orchestral musicians aged 12-18 who participate in El Sistema-inspired and aligned programs across the country.

National Composers Intensive (NCI)
The National Composers Intensive brings together contemporary American composers, both those who are established and those with careers in the making. It demonstrates the LA Phil’s commitment to the evolution of living music on a national scale and supports new music from creation, to commission, to performance.

For questions regarding the Festival or application requirements, please email

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