Teaching Artist (High Brass)


Los Angeles, CA


Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's mission is to perform, present, and promote music in its varied forms at the highest level of excellence to a diverse and large audience, both at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is dedicated to continuing its pre-eminent status in the music world of the 21st century. 


YOLA at LACHSA is the third site of Gustavo Dudamel’s signature program, Youth Orchestra LA. YOLA is inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan music education system that provides half-a-million children with free musical instruments and intensive musical instruction. Central to YOLA’s mission is the promotion of healthy growth and development through the study, practice and performance of music. Simultaneously, YOLA positively invests in each child’s development as a musical ambassador of peace, hope, and understanding amongst a diverse population of cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. YOLA at LACHSA currently serves more than 120 elementary, middle, and high school students. 


Responsible for trumpet and French horn small group instruction, primarily at the beginning and intermediate levels, at YOLA at LACHSA, a partnership of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and LACOE (Los Angeles County Office of Education). The Teaching Artist will ensure the highest quality learning experience for YOLA at LACHSA students, create curriculum, pedagogy, and lesson plans in collaboration with other YOLA at LACHSA music faculty, and support the holistic growth of each child. This position will support the YOLA philosophy and community, and help facilitate community and family involvement. If qualified, opportunities exist to also instruct beginning percussion students. 


As a YOLA at LACHSA faculty member responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Collaborating with YOLA at LACHSA faculty to create a shared curriculum and culture inspired by the ideals and philosophies of El Sistema 
  • Instructing beginning and intermediate high brass players consisting of up to 25 elementary, middle and high school aged students 
  • If qualified, instructing beginning and intermediate percussionists consisting of up to 9 middle and high school aged students 
  • Team teaching wind ensemble class of up to 50 students. 
  • Assisting with full orchestra rehearsals, playing in the section, collaborating with the YOLA Conductor 
  • Communicating with YOLA at LACHSA academic tutors and parents to understand each child holistically 
  • Attending music pedagogy and tutoring professional development sessions 
  • Preparation and communication with music teachers, YOLA Conductor, Program Manager, and LA Philharmonic Staff. 


  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher and performer 
  • Four-year undergraduate degree required; post-graduate degree preferred, but not required 
  • Commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy 
  • Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy Strong experience teaching beginning and intermediate mixed brass classes 
  • Experience teaching beginning and intermediate percussionists in mixed instrumentation preferred 
  • Strong knowledge of trumpet and French horn repertoire, curriculum, and pedagogy 
  • Knowledge of percussion repertoire, curriculum, and pedagogy preferred
  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents and peers as an artist and teacher 
  • Ability to work under frequent observation 
  • Strong collaborative skills 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required 


Complete the online application by clicking HERE. 

  • Complete the application with all pertinent information 
  • At the end of the application, a confirmation page will appear when you have submitted your application. 

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer 

It is the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state, or local law. The Association also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. 

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