Orchestra of St. Luke’s Education & Community programs strive to create community, strengthen collaborative and leadership skills, instill self-confidence, spark curiosity, and bring joy. OSL is committed to making high-quality instrumental music programs and interactions with world-class OSL musicians easily accessible, regardless of financial resources or musical ability.


Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's (YOSL)

Youth Orchestra of Saint Luke’s (YOSL) is an after-school youth orchestra program serving New York’s diverse, rapidly developing Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, in which students experience musical rigor and excellence, and take part in an ensemble that represents their community.

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Chamber Music Mentorship Program

OSL’s Chamber Music Mentorship Program supports the professional development of advanced, graduate-level orchestral musicians passionate about chamber music and community engagement through workshops and coachings led by OSL musicians.

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DeGaetano Composition Institute

Named for the late composer Robert DeGaetano, the DeGaetano Composition Institute supports the development of emerging composers and new works for chamber orchestra.

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Free School Concerts (Virtual)

Twice a year, OSL invites New York City’s public-school students to outstanding classical music performances designed especially for young people. These OSL concerts—which incorporate other arts disciplines, such as dance, puppetry, or visual art—are presented free of charge and reach more than 10,000 children annually. For many, it is their first live concert experience.

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Free Community Concerts

Each season, our city-wide Free Community Concert Series presents Music in Color, shining a spotlight on the life and music of an influential composer of color. The 2019–2020 Music in Color program is dedicated to the works and story of Eleanor Alberga.

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