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Southeast Symphony Association President, Rosemarie Cook-Glover discusses the SESA Conservatory

For complete information about the SESA Conservatory, please visit our webpage at 

About the SESA Conservatory

The SESA Conservatory is a Saturday program offered by the Southeast Symphony Association in cooperation with the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is designed to offer instruction in instrumental music to students who have an interest or a talent in playing an instrument. The SESA Conservatory is a program providing differentiated instruction with a broad and varied music curriculum to motivate students. The three period plan with each student assigned to at least two periods is our current practice. Intermediate and advanced level students desiring a third period may do so upon request for an extra fee. Instruction is provided by school district personnel as well as selected specialists in the field.


One of the primary reasons why The Southeast Symphony Association was originally created, and for which it continues to exist today, is to provide a place where young people - particularly young people in the African-American community - can become acquainted with history's great composers and their compositions, learn orchestral repertoire and performance, and, for some, to prepare for careers in the music industry. While the need for a forum to provide this education has always existed, it has become especially acute as many school districts have eliminated music from their curricula. For more infomation, visit the SESA Conservatory website at

Who May Attend?

To make certain that children within the African-American community still have a place to learn music, the Southeast Symphony opened The Southeast Symphony Conservatory in 1995. Through our Conservatory, students from 3rd grade through high school can learn music, learn about music, and learn how to perform music.


The SESA Conservatory meets Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:55 pm throughout the school year for introductory, intermediate and advanced study in piano, string instruments, woodwinds, brass instruments, percussion, and theory.

Where are classes held?

Classes are conducted at :

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES)

5931 West 18th Street in Los Angeles, CA 90035.

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