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SOL-LA Music Academy’s 5th Year Anniversary

Join us on Sunday, May 5th from 3:00 – 5:30pm for a musical afternoon garden party at a private residence. All proceeds benefit SOL-LA Music Academy.

3:00pm Garden Party Celebration

4:00pm Benefit Concert in the Music Room

Please RSVP by May 1st to [email protected]

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Click image below to download full invitation and to reserve your tickets by check.

SOL-LA 5th Anniversary Invitation


For students interested in renting violins and cellos, a Santa Monica violin maker will be at SOL-LA with several sizes of violins and cellos this Saturday, September 22nd from 10:15 to 11:15am

Parent Orientation is rescheduled from this Saturday to Saturday, October 13th at 1:30pm, to accommodate many parent requests.

Mark your calendars for an exciting concert with Dúo del Sol featuring SOL-LA’s talented teachers, Javier Orman and Tom Farrell.

SOL-LA Master Class with Igudesman & Joo: Igudesman & Joo personify the idea that with skill and devotion and a good nature and prefect comic timing, we can do more than merely survive, but enjoy ourselves. The violinist and cellist, it should be mentioned, are music education advocates. They preceded Saturday’s show with master classes at UCLA and the SOL-LA Music Academy. Check out highlights from their performance here: Igudesman & Joo at the Broad Stage.


Motown artist Louis Price(The Drifters, The Temptations) stepped in for a workshop with the chorus! There was an unprecedented turnout, the music shook the rafters and it was an experience that none of us will forget soon. Louis has agreed to come in for the rest of the semester. Anyone who wants to sing under this master artist and teacher is welcome.

Ages: 7 – 12 years
Day/Time: Mondays 4:25-5:25, through June 1.


Videographer Wilber Urbina created a wonderful piece on SOL-LA. Check it out:
SOL-LA Documentary


SOL-LA is featured in the Palisadian Post and the Santa Monica Mirror.


The SOL-LA Singers, under the direction of Karen Benjamin, wowed donors at a recent event with pop songs, art songs and original compositions.


Calendar Events

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Fall 2012

September 15, 2012
SOL-LA Fall Semester – 1st day of classes & REGISTRATION

September 29, 2012
Energy Concert, featuring Duo del Sol, 1:30pm

October 6, 2012
SOL‐LA Up-Beat Musicale – Informal Student Recital, 1:30pm

October 13, 2012
Parent Orientation

November 12, 2012
NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day

November 17, 2012
SOL‐LA Thanksgiving Family Festival, 1:45pm

November 21-24, 2012
NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Holiday

December 7, 2012
Holiday Honors Recital, 7:00pm

December 8, 2012
Holiday Group Performance, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Holiday Solo Recitals: 1:30pm – 2:45pm; 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Holiday Solo Recitals: 1:30pm – 2:45pm; 3:00pm – 4:30pm

December 22 – January 4
NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

January 5, 2013
SOL-LA Class Resume – for Fall Semester

January 12, 2013
SOL-LA Up-Beat Musicale – Informal Student Recital, 1:30pm

January 21, 2013
NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

January 26, 2013
Parent Education and Creative Thinkers Forum, 1:30pm

February 1, 2013
End of Fall Semester


Spring 2013

February 2, 2013
SOL-LA Spring Semester – 1st day of classes & REGISTRATION

February 9, 2013
SOL-LA Tale from FRANCE, The Broad Stage, 11:00am

February 16-18, 2013
NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day

March 2, 2013
SOL-LA Up-Beat Musicale – Informal Student Recital, 1:30pm

March 9, 2013
SOL-LA Tale from RUSSIA, The Broad Stage, 11:00am

March TBD, 2013
Auditions for Palisades Symphony Young Artist Concerto Compeition

March 16, 2013
Energy Concert, featuring talented SOL-LA Faculty 1:30pm

March 23 – April 7, 2013
NO SCHOOL — Spring Break

April 13, 2013
SOL-LA Up-Beat Musicale – Informal Student Recital, 1:30pm

April 20, 2013
SOL-LA Tale from INDIA, The Broad Stage, 11:00am

April 27, 2013
Bach Family Festival, 1:30pm

May 4, 2013
SOL-LA Up-Beat Musicale – Informal Student Recital, 1:30pm

May TBD, 2013
SCSBOA Festival

May 5, 2013
SOL-LA Music Academy 5th Anniversary Fundraising Event, 2:30pm

May 25-27, 2013
NO SCHOOL — Memorial Day Weekend

June 4 & 6, 2013
St. Anne School Concerts, 2015 Colorado Ave, 7:00pm

June 7, 2013
End of Year Honors Recital, 7:00pm

June 8, 2013
Solo Recitals, 1:30pm – 2:45pm; 3:00pm – 4:30pm

June 16, 2013
Group Performance: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Solo Recitals: 1:30pm – 2:45pm; 3:00pm – 4:30pm

SOL-LA Music Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.