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Support SMYO by making a tax-deductible donation. Donations can be made online by using a credit card or in order to avoid processing fees, pay by check and mail your donation to: 

Santa Monica Youth Orchestra
PO Box 128
Santa Monica CA 90406





SMYO is a socioeconomically and culturally diverse community providing accessible, high quality music education and collaborative opportunities that embody the global character of LA and incorporate all participants into its musical life.


SMYO uses music to create and shape community where young people of all means and backgrounds have the opportunity to learn and participate in rich musical experiences. Inspired by the El Sistema model, the orchestra strives to encourage cross-cultural understanding, cooperation, and peer mentorship among its participants.

Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (310)985-3439