From July 24 to 27, the YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) National Symposium will bring together educators, administrators, advocates, and other key stakeholders in Sistema-inspired programs and programs similarly invested in youth and community development through music education. The theme of the symposium is “Empowering Youth, Building Community.”
Over the course of the symposium, participants from around the world share best practices, network with their peers, and explore the challenges and opportunities of empowering young people and communities through music.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Bettina Love, an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia.
The symposium will culminate in a performance of the YOLA National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roderick Cox at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 26, 2019.