The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles is a California Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation that uses music as its primary means of developing strong, productive young citizens in the inner city communities of Los Angeles. It teaches the world’s great music to inner city youth, and provides opportunities for them to perform that music on the most magnificent stages of the world. It also instills the ancillary benefits that music instruction provides: problem solving skills, critical thinking, self-reliance, self-confidence, self-discipline, and the crystallization and pursuit of meaningful purpose. It prepares its members for advanced study and high caliber success in music and other disciplines. It is open to all young people from ages 10-25 with a basic level of competence on orchestral instruments.