Orchestra of St. Luke’s Education & Community programs strive to create community, strengthen collaborative and leadership skills, instill self-confidence, spark curiosity, and bring joy. OSL is committed to making high-quality instrumental music programs and interactions with world-class OSL musicians easily accessible, regardless of financial resources or musical ability.


Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's (YOSL)

Youth Orchestra of Saint Luke’s (YOSL) is an after-school youth orchestra program serving New York’s diverse, rapidly developing Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, in which students experience musical rigor and excellence, and take part in an ensemble that represents their community.

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Chamber Music Mentorship Program

OSL’s Chamber Music Mentorship Program supports the professional development of advanced, graduate-level orchestral musicians passionate about chamber music and community engagement through workshops and coachings led by OSL musicians.

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DeGaetano Composition Institute

Over the course of seven months, participants receive one-on-one creative support leading to a week-long residency and the world premieres of their works performed by OSL musicians at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Anna Clyne is the 2019 DeGaetano Composition Institute Composer Mentor.

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Free School Concerts

This season’s Free School Concerts series celebrates the centennial of legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins and the life and music of Gabriela Lena Frank, reaching over 11,000 public school students.

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Free Community Concerts

Each season, our city-wide Free Community Concert Series presents “Music in Color,” shining a spotlight on the life and music of an influential composer of our color. The 2018–2019 Music in Color program is dedicated to the uniquely Americans works and story of Gabriela Lena Frank.

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