OLA (Orchestral Learning Alliance)
In 2020, Hawaii Youth Symphony proudly enters the second year of its partnership with the National Orchestra Institute + Festival (NOI+F), known as the Orchestral Learning Alliance (OLA), exclusive to the Pacific Music Institute.
The acronym OLA is also the Hawaiian word for “life” and for members of HYS and NOI+F, music is life, a livelihood and a common bond that brings people together. The OLA partnership between HYS and NOI+F is anticipated to empower students to become better musicians and individuals while giving teaching fellows the means to improve their skills as educators. At the upcoming 2020 PMI, the Orchestral Learning Alliance will serve students in all large ensemble programs—String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. Students have the opportunity to work with renowned guest artist faculty, collegiate teaching fellows and other celebrated artists from NOI+F along with additional support from HYS staff and faculty members.
About the National Orchestral Institute+Festival
Founded at the University of Maryland College Park in 1988, NOI+F has been a leader in training and mentoring young orchestral musicians from across the nation. For nearly three decades, young artists have attended this month-long festival to further hone their skills by studying, rehearsing and performing alongside leading musicians and conductors.