education + community

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra believes that classical music is a joy to be shared by everyone. Through its community programs, LACO reaches thousands of students and families throughout the Los Angeles community.

meet the music

The Meet the Music program fosters listening skills, encourages individual and group involvement in music making, and provides personal contact with musicians and composers.

community partners

The Community Partners program offers free tickets and transportation to to each Orchestral Series concert for students and community service organizations across the city.

strings mentorship

The LACO-USC Thornton Strings Mentorship program, launched in 2010 to enhance the preparedness of strings students for a professional career.

campus to concert hall

Are you a college student between the ages of 17 and 30? Do you enjoy orchestral music or are you ready to give it a try?


Catch LACO around town.

LACO in schools

LACO Composer–in-Residence and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Andrew Norman read more → presents in-depth composition Master Classes for the AP music class at North Hollywood High School, providing vital mentoring to a new generation of musicians and composers. Additionally Andrew visits several fourth, fifth and sixth grade LAUSD and charter school classrooms to introduce the joy of music and music composition to younger students through an engaging interactive presentation.

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