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Our Conservatory

One of the primary reasons why The Southeast Symphony Association was originally created, and for which it continues to exist today, is to provide a place where young people - particularly young people in the African-American community - can become acquainted with history's great composers and their compositions, learn orchestral repertoire and performance, and, for some, to prepare for careers in the music industry. While the need for a forum to provide this education has always existed, it has become especially acute as many school districts have eliminated music from their curricula.

To make certain that children within the African-American community still have a place to learn music, the Southeast Symphony opened The Southeast Symphony Conservatory in 1995. Through our Conservatory, students from 3rd grade through high school can learn music, learn about music, and learn how to perform music. Classes are taught on Saturday mornings throughout the school year for introductory, intermediate and advanced study in piano, string instruments, woodwinds, brass instruments, percussion, and theory on the campus of the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies.

Our Conservatory is open to all. For information about enrolling a child in our Conservatory program, contact Frank Harris (see our Contact page), Executive Director of our Conservatory.