Do you remember the first time you heard an orchestra?

The LA Phil provides students the opportunity to connect to passionate musicians, a world-class orchestra, and a concert hall that students have described as a silver tulip.

All teachers are invited to plan a field trip that begins in your own classroom. Teachers participate in workshops that inspire and enable you to guide students through music activities with cross-curricular connections.

The deadline to apply for the 2018/19 Symphonies for Schools has passed. 
Confirmation of acceptance to the programs will be sent via email by November 20, 2018.

Elementary Schools


Free concerts for students in grades 3-6
Performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10:00AM - 10:45AM
11:15AM - 12:00PM

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
10:00AM - 10:45AM
11:15AM - 12:00PM

William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance
In the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African-American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African American spirituals.

This program includes:

  • Free admission to a concert performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Teacher resource guide in alignment with the State of California Visual and Performing Arts Framework and Arts Learning Standards, including recordings, extensive information on orchestral music and cross-curricular activities.
  • Professional development workshop on the content of the concert performance. All participating teachers (including music teachers) are required to attend this workshop.

 

Secondary Schools


Free concerts for music students in grades 6-12
Performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019

10:00AM - 11:30AM

Film Music with Michael Giacchino
Music has been used to enhance the movie experience for as long as movies have been shown. Host and celebrated film composer Michael Giacchino will use music from throughout history – Ravel to Spiderman – to highlight the unique place it has in telling a celluloid story. This concert will also feature young composers from the Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship program, who are developing their own styles of scoring films.

This program includes:

  • Free admission to a concert performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Teacher study guide with musical activities to help enhance student learning.
  • Professional development workshop on the content of the concert performance. All participating teachers are required to attend this workshop.