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We are honored to have 90 children from over 60 schools playing in our orchestra. For many of these young people, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra has become their primary artistic experience, as most schools just don't have adequate music programs.

As a non-profit organization, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, government agencies and corporate sponsors, because tuition only covers one third of our total cost per student.

Here are just a few ways your donation supports Los Angeles Youth Orchestra students:

  • $10,000 Funds one of our faculty positions for a year
  • $5,000 Underwrites one of our performances
  • $2,500 Funds the full cost of participation in excess of tuition for one student musician for a year
  • $1,000 Subsidizes sheet music purchase and rental for a typical year
  • $500 Provides an average yearly financial aid package for one musician in need
  • $250 Funds the recording of a concert and the distribution of CDs to the orchestra members
  • $150 Underwrites the hall expense for one rehearsal
  • $100 Funds one chamber music coaching session
  • $25 Covers the costs involved in auditioning a new student
Note: this is NOT the place to make payments other than donations. There are other pages for concert ticket sales and general payments such as tuition.

The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra is 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and all donations are deductible as provided by the US Tax Code. If you would like a copy of our IRS Determination Letter, send us a message.

To make a credit card donation secured by PayPal, click the "Donate" button below.

Checks should be made payable to Los Angeles Youth Orchestra and sent to:

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra
5160 Van Nuys Blvd. #274
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

PayPal allows a message to be associated with the donation, similar to the memo line on a check. You can let us know in that way if, for example, the donation is to honor someone.

To donate to the Eve Cohen scholarship fund include "Eve Cohen Scholarship" in the memo of the check or the message of the paypal or credit card donation.

BENEFACTORS ($10,000 and above)

SPONSORS ($5,000-$9,999)

PATRONS ($1000-$4999)

MEMBERS ($500-$999)

SUPPORTERS ($100-$499)

FRIENDS (gifts up to $100)

Any amount you wish to contribute is greatly appreciated.

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