The LPO Academy music mentor program provides New Orleans youth the opportunity to intensively study instrumental music in one-on-one and small group settings with a Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Mentor. The program partners with existing music ensemble programs in the Greater New Orleans area to offer this service to students as part of their regular school day.
LPO mentors help students learn music theory, instrument technique, and other ways to connect with music and harness the mental, physical, and creative prowess critical to healthy youth development. In addition to weekly instruction, students in the program participate in performance opportunities in collaboration with students from other LPO Academy sites, in local festivals and/or LPO concerts. LPO Academy students and their families also receive special opportunities to attend concerts, masterclasses, and events with guest artists. LPO Academy students also perform throughout the year at local festivals and other events.
LPO Academy is made possible through the generosity of the Gia Maione Prima Foundation.