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Arts in Action

Education and Community Engagement are at the heart of La Jolla Music Society’s mission. We work closely with visiting artists to create outreach activities that highlight their unique talents, serving over 11,000 students of all ages each year. Click the links below to explore past and upcoming offerings within the five branches of our Education Program.

Community Music Center

NPR’s From the Top is Seeking Local Talent

NPR’s hit show From the Top is seeking local talent for a live show recording presented by La Jolla Music Society on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall in The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-college classical musicians with more than 700,000 listeners each week.

Applications are welcome from classically-trained musicians, ages 8-18, who have not yet graduated from high school. Composers and ensembles, including mariachi bands, are encouraged to apply. Needs-based scholarships are also available. Please visit for more information and to submit an application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and it is recommended that students apply by January 7, 2019 if they hope to participate in the taping at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in April.

LJMS’ Education Program is a Winner!

La Jolla Music Society has been awarded the 2017-18 Music Industry Leadership Award for our exceptional work in music education by the California Music Educators Association-Southern Border Section (CMEA-SBS). The CMEA-SBS’s annual Fortissimo Awards honor music educators, industry leaders, and school administrators in San Diego and Imperial Counties for exceptional work in music education. LJMS has also been nominated in the same category at the state level, and results will be announced in February.

For more information about La Jolla Music Society’s Education Programs, please contact Allison Boles, Education and Community Programming Manager, at 858.459.3724 or