The Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s (YOSL) has transitioned to distance learning, offering online tutorials to its 150 violin, viola, cello, flute, and clarinet students from public schools in Hell’s Kitchen and the Police Athletic league.
YOSL connects young people from a diverse array of backgrounds to each other, and to the rich musical landscape of New York City. YOSL is embedded in Hell’s Kitchen, one of the fastest developing neighborhoods in the country. The program responds to concerns voiced in the neighborhood, including the need for after-school programs and arts programs for children that develop self-confidence, leadership, and team-building; and activities that create strong community connections.
Through music instruction, we intend on cultivating in students their individual agency, self-complexity, and capacity to advocate on behalf of and engage with their local and larger communities.
YOSL serves grades 2 and up and offers instruction in violin, viola, and cello.
For information on how to register, please contact Liz Fryer, Manager of Youth Programs at YOSL@OSLmusic.org or call 212.594.6100 x112.
Police Athletic League, Duncan Center
P.S. 51 Elias Howe School
P.S. 111 Adolph S. Ochs School
P.S. 212 Midtown West School