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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 »

 

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 »

 

Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing

By YOLA at HOLA teaching artist Emily Kubitskey, who has been a clarinetist and keyboardist for over two decades, and is the Wind Ensemble Director and Woodwind Specialist for YOLA at HOLA. Every day I walk into a classroom or rehearsal —... 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 »

 

Taking A Stand & Switching it Up: Reflections from the Music Department

Taking A Stand & Switching it Up: Reflections from the Music Department

By Emie George, YOLA at HOLA Music Coordinator Emie George, YOLA at HOLA coordinator Hi Everyone! There is so much happening over in the music department. For one, our students have had the opportunity to apply to a national festival organized... 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 »

 

Miguel’s Letter

Miguel’s Letter

Hello Friends of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)! My name is Miguel Guendolay and I am a recent Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) alum and college student at Pasadena City College. As I reflect on this past year and where I’ve come from, my heart... 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 »

 

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 »

 

Hip-Hop Legend & Filmmaker RZA Lends Wisdom to HOLA Youth

Hip-Hop Legend & Filmmaker RZA Lends Wisdom to HOLA Youth

Legendary hip-hop artist and filmmaker RZA visited YOLA at HOLA students today. “Ready to give up, so I seek the old earth / Who explained working hard may help you maintain / To learn to overcome the heartaches and pain. / We got to... read more »

 
 
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