We are the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, the largest majority African American orchestra in the country.


Our year-round concert programming has helped us develop a national reputation.


We play throughout South Los Angeles’ church community and venues like The Getty Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center, and the Microsoft Theater.


July 1, 2018

ICYOLA’s 10th Season Finale Concert – Walt Disney Concert Hall

Program to be announced. This is a ticketed concert. Please contact Margo Wade LaDrew at 310.674.6700 or icyolaevents@gmail.com for ticket information.

Play With Us

ICYOLA welcomes young musicians of all skill levels. There are no auditions; no tuition; no competition for seats; advanced players mentor less skilled players; mentor-artists rehearse and perform with us, accelerating the learning process for all; every player performs and plays what they can because being immersed in this way also promotes growth.

Young musicians interested in joining the orchestra are welcome to sit in on a rehearsal to learn more about us. Rehearsals take place on each Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles located at 5840 La Tijera Blvd. Please bring your instrument along if you have one.

Feel free to contact us directly to learn more about how you can become part of our orchestra.