Mission & Values
SOL-LA’s mission is to provide high quality performing arts education to students from all backgrounds and economic circumstances, in an engaging and encouraging environment fostering achievement and community. Our comprehensive program reflects the belief that vibrant cultural education nurtures all areas of learning, connects diverse societies and enhances enjoyment of life.
Children seek a community of peers: SOL-LA is committed to fostering a creative community for its students by providing artistic mentors and an environment for students to bond through healthy, joyful and creative pursuits.
The pedagogical philosophy of SOL-LA emphasizes an integrated approach to teaching and learning through a team approach to education. Instructors collaborate to create classes that correlate with one another.
At SOL-LA, there is no hierarchy to musical genres, but a belief that all are mutually enriching and worthy of exploration.
Cultural Equity and Inclusion
We believe that cultural equity, inclusion, and diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and points of view are tenets of a successful program. We recognize the power and value of difference and welcome and embrace a culturally diverse student population, faculty, administration, and Board of Directors. We are strongly committed to freedom of expression and dialogue and actively promote awareness, understanding, and compassion for diverse perspectives. It is our goal to neutralize inequities, build cultural competence, and disrupt biases to allow our students to achieve their full potential now and in the future.
- To nurture in every child the potential for expressing his or her spirit through music.
- To teach the language of music, instrumental study, voice, and performance skills that give children creative wings.
- To expand exponentially through our scholarship, special-needs, outreach, early-childhood and teacher-training programs, the breadth and quality of music education in Los Angeles.
- To establish a community of musicians from all backgrounds and traditions. We believe this is the key to solidifying a strong musical foundation and experiencing the true joy of music!