January 12, 2021
INTRODUCTION The past year has been a challenging one for so many people and many organizations, and YMF is certainly no exception. Despite the disruption brought about by the Covid-19 health crisis, and the resulting economic uncertainty, we are grateful to report that the organization has met the moment with adaptability, resiliency, and determination. New […]
January 8, 2021
YMF is excited to announce our new partnership with the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation in the creation of a unique and innovative service model. To start, we will be moving YMF headquarters into the ground floor of their newest affordable housing project, the Florence Mills Apartments. HCHC will subsidize the costs of this 5,000 square […]
December 21, 2020
There’s a blaze of light in every word It doesn’t matter which you heard The holy or the broken Hallelujah. – Leonard Cohen If you look up tonight and a clear view of the southwest skies – you will see a blaze of light. For the first in nearly 800 years, Jupiter and Saturn are […]
October 2, 2020
See the Spectrum 1 News feature broadcast from January 9, 2020.
See the NBC Channel 4 story aired on March 16, 2020.
When the Mike Stoller Music Heals program moved to YMF’s Cypress Park facility in early 2019, we didn’t know quite what to expect. Through the vision of legendary songwriter Mike Stoller, the program began in 2017 in the art studio of influential painter, muralist and Executive Director of Somos LA Arte-Homeboy Art Academy Fabian Debora. […]
Our Community Music Academy is a tuition-free music program open to any student in grades K through 12. Held Saturdays at our facility in Cypress Park, all students are welcome, regardless of experience or skill level. Since moving to our Cypress Park facility, this program has grown from approximately 16 students to well over 50. […]
Before the COVID-19 crisis, YMF was serving nearly 5,000 underserved students on a weekly basis – Kindergarten to Adult – providing tuition-free music education to 27 partner schools and sites across Los Angeles. Our 30 Teaching Artists were delivering nearly 150 hours a week of music instruction each week across a service area of more […]
February 4, 2020
Hear the Classical KUSC 91.5 FM Arts Alive feature from December 10, 2019.