Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Founded in 2009, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that transforms the lives and minds of young people in Inner City Los Angeles through high quality music education. It teaches inner city youth the great music of the world, and provides opportunities for them to perform that music in the most magnificent settings of our community. It prepares its members for advanced study and high caliber success in music and otherwise, and instills the ancillary benefits that music instruction provides: problem solving skills, critical thinking, self-reliance, self-confidence, self-discipline, and the crystallization and pursuit of meaningful purpose. It is open to talented young people aged 10-35 who play or wish to play an orchestral instrument.
ICYOLA offers three programs: the ICYOLA Orchestra Program; the ICYOLA Academy; and the ICYOLA/LACO Fellowship. Through the ICYOLA Orchestra Program, we present an annual Concert Season that features both the standard orchestral repertoire and contemporary music that resounds within the community that ICYOLA serves, and that culminates each year with a Season Finale Concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Through our ICYOLA Academy we teach students at LAUSD elementary schools how to play an instrument. Through the ICYOLA/LACO Fellowship, we train emerging professionals to take and win auditions with American orchestras.
ICYOLA is a member of the League of American Orchestras, and it is a national leader in the effort to assure diversity in the arts.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Musical background strongly preferred. Intern will work directly with the Executive Director and Conductor and team, aiding with communication, marketing, administrative functions and the like. Availability to work 20 hours per week is a must. Candidates must currently be undergraduate or graduate college students.
HOW TO APPLY
We would love to know why you believe you would be a great intern for us! Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].