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YOLA AT HOLA MUSICIANS RETURN FROM ANNIVERSARY TOUR

YOLA AT HOLA MUSICIANS RETURN FROM ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Photo by: Kirk McKoy As Youth Orchestra Los Angeles celebrates its 10th anniversary at the LA Philharmonic, 77 musicians from YOLA embarked on five-stop concert tour of California, and YOLA at HOLA sent along eleven of its student musicians... read more »

 

YOLA at HOLA Musicians Perform with Big Sean

YOLA at HOLA Musicians Perform with Big Sean

Last week, 25 YOLA at HOLA strings... read more »

 

To Saturn, Heaven, A Black Hole and Beyond

To Saturn, Heaven, A Black Hole and Beyond

By Nadene Rasmussen, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist I became a teaching artist at HOLA almost two years ago. I’d been volunteering for a few months, and was constantly inspired by the incredible students who walked through the doors each day.... read more »

 

Tocar y Luchar (To Play and to Fight)

Tocar y Luchar (To Play and to Fight)

By Nikki Shorts, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist Nikki Shorts, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist. In 2010, the day after my teaching audition for the YOLA at HOLA string teacher position, I sent an email to the director of the music program at the... read more »

 

New Year, New Collaborations at HOLA

New Year, New Collaborations at HOLA

Girls on the first day of Girls on the Run, a 5k training program that empowers girls. With the winter quarter well under way, we’re pleased about the many fun and educational collaborations that have taken off at HOLA.  To celebrate... read more »

 

Staff Spotlight: Mark Tyson Rocks

Staff Spotlight: Mark Tyson Rocks

Born in Los Angeles in 1959 into a family of musicians, Mark Tyson, HOLA music instructor and founder of our rock band, is living proof that music changes lives. Mark has been an artist his whole life, a performer for 30 years, and a... read more »

 

National Endowment for the Arts Awards HOLA Grant for 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Awards HOLA Grant for 2016

NOVEMBER 10- BEVERLY HILLS, CA: HOLA holds their annual Holiday of the Heart event on November 10, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/HOLA via Bernstein Associates, Inc.) Celebrating 50 years... read more »

 

El Sistema Brings Success to Teaching Partnership

El Sistema Brings Success to Teaching Partnership

Teaching music is what gave me back my passion. After performing professionally and getting my Masters, I was completely burnt out of playing, I never wanted to pick up an instrument again. But teaching was a new challenge, a new joy. It asked... read more »

 

Maria Guinand Lends Expertise to HOLA Choir

Maria Guinand Lends Expertise to HOLA Choir

World-renowned teacher and conductor, Maria Guinand led a masterclass at HOLA on October 15, 2015. Ms. Guinand worked with an ensemble of co-ed middle school musicians who sing in the “Gershwin Choir.” Ms Guinand remarked on their... read more »

 

Goodbye Summer: Thank you for the best one yet!

Goodbye Summer: Thank you for the best one yet!

Although the school year ended, HOLA’s campus kept everyone busy.  From sailing the high seas to learning about the environment through art, our students have kept active: thinking, experiencing, and growing – and of course having... read more »

 
 
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