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Front Page - Friday, September 17, 2021

Los Angeles Philharmonic honors East Lake Expression

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has awarded $25,000 to the East Lake Expression Engine as a part of Partners in Music Learning, a new regranting initiative of the philharmonic’s YOLA National program, which supports youth development and music programs across the U.S.

Underwritten by an anonymous donor, this is the first regranting opportunity the Los Angeles Philharmonic has offered.

East Lake Expression Engine is one of 18 organizations across the U.S. to receive the Partners in Music Learning funding this year. Grant funds will support capacity building and programming, as well as increase youth access to music education.

Founded in 2014, the East Lake Expression Engine is an El Sistema-inspired afterschool program based in the East Lake neighborhood of Chattanooga.

El Sistema (which translates to The System) is a publicly financed music education program Venezuelan educator and musician José Antonio Abreu founded in Venezuela in 1975.

East Lake Expression Engine aims to help students further their talents and leadership skills through music, enhance the academic success of participants and foster a sense of social responsibility in youth.

The organization has served more than 700 students over the past seven years.

Source: East Lake Expression Engine