EXPO CENTER YOUTH ORCHESTRA
TEEN CLUB (AGES 10-17)
USC SEA GRANT- PARENT CHILD EDUCATION PROGRAM
EXPO CENTER YOUTH ORCHESTRA
The EXPO Center Youth Orchestra is an ensemble from South LA with a focus on excellence, community, and creativity. It is the first project of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s initiative, supported by a network of stakeholders, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. The EXPO Youth Orchestra is being developed through a partnership of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, The Harmony Project, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The program and the musical instruments are free to all participating students as long as they uphold their contract to take care of the instrument, practice, and attend lessons and orchestra rehearsals. Participating students come mainly from within a 5-mile radius of the EXPO Center and represent public, charter, and private schools in South Los Angeles.
Participants received one hour of instruction, twice a week throughout the school year. Classes were offered in violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, and choir. The different instrument classes joined together during the summer of 2008 to form the Center’s first youth orchestra. Participants met on four consecutive Saturdays for two-hour sessions and prepared concert repertoire. The program concluded with a concert for participants’ family and friends.
Now in its second year of implementation, the EXPO Youth Orchestra employs 15 music teachers and currently serves approximately 200 children. Participants meet every Saturday for three hours to rehearse as a youth orchestra. All participants receive the same amount of individual instrument instruction. Viola, bass, and trombone classes were added to the offerings this year. The orchestra performed its first public concert on February 21, 2009 and, in the future, the orchestra will perform multiple times throughout the year. With the arrival of Gustavo Dudamel in September 2009, the EXPO Youth Orchestra will have additional resources available, including more involvement from LA Philharmonic musicians, guest artists and teachers from El Sistema, and increased professional development specifically designed for YOLA teaching artists.
|TEEN PROGRAMS (AGES 10-17)
|Contact CLASS Parks Teen Coordinator: Jessica Grande (213) 763-0114 ext 257
||Monday - Thursday, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday, 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
||Teen Club Room
|Intel Computer Clubhouse Network:
||Provides a creative and safe after-school computer learning environment where teens work with adult mentors. Mon. - Fri. 2:30 - 7 pm. The program includes the following:
• New Animate Yourself: Mon. 4 - 5:30 pm
Design animations and comic strips. Learn how to use editing technology to put yourself into
cartoons with a positive spin.
• Zumba Fit Club Lite: Mon. 4 - 5:30 pm
Learn about Latin and International rhythms by following core-routines and red-hot dance steps that will help you burn calories, learn new Latin routines and have some fun.
• Photoshop Club: Tue. 4 - 5:30 pm
Graphic design class. Learn how to use photo imaging and pictures to create flyers, posters, etc. Learn the conceptual art of photography and digital editing.
• New Video Production in 30 Seconds: Wed. 4 - 5:30 pm
Learn how to transform conflict and advocate for social change in your communities through film. Learn video production techniques to produce a video that tells the real story.
• New Teen Link: Thu. 4 - 5:30 pm
Learn how to use digital photography, layout, design and publishing skills to produce an online’zine that shares yours stories. Problem solving, writing, photography and design skills will be utilized.
• New Jamnation (Video Production & Photoshop): Thu. 4 - 5:30 pm
Learn how to create music with positive messages. Learn to record, write lyrics, use loops, mix and
design your own music CD and music Video graphics. Create music using Garageband on iMac, a synthesizer by Korg, and an electric Keyboard.
• Kool Out Club: Sat. 12 - 4 pm
Drop in and work on your favorite Clubhouse project.
|Community and Job Development:
||• Teen Community Volunteer Opportunities: Ages: 11-17 Teens participate in community service activities such as: beach clean-up, community projects, feeding the homeless, working at local animal shelters and special events.
• Teen Club Meeting: First Thu. of the Month
4:30 - 5:30 pm, Teen Clubhouse
|Special Educational Programs:
||• Express Yourself: Mon. 4 - 5:30 pm
Teens will learn a variety of arts and crafts. Come, enjoy and express yourself through Art.
• Chess/Critical Thinking: Wed. 4 - 5:30 pm
Enhance your critical thinking skills with a variety of games and activities.
• Movie Night - Fri. 7 - 8 pm Teens will have the opportunity to watch their favorite movie
• Homework Assistance/Tutoring: Mon. - Fri. 5:30 - 6:30 pm
||• Extreme Sports Club: Basics of Sports Mon. - Fri 4 - 5:30 pm
Sports are an excellent and fun way to exercise, have fun, make friends, learn about competition, and how to work with others. Sports should be fun and always played with the best sportsmanship. Learn the basic techniques of the Sports that you like.
|Don't miss out on the community service projects, field trips and educational workshops!
|USC SEA GRANT- PARENT CHILD EDUCATION PROGRAM
|This is an exciting program for both parents and youth. Our program includes hands-on student-centered curriculum for 4th through 6th grades that is focused on marine and environmental science, a career component, and a field trip experience.
||Therapeutic Room - Limited Enrollment
||FREE - Light refreshments served
||For more information call (213) 763-0114 Ext. 220