Focus on the Future: The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA)

This Sunday, May 20, the La Mirada Theatre will proudly present the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) orchestra. The concert will also feature three student soloists.

The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) offers a specialized program combining college-preparatory academic instruction and conservatory-style training in the visual and performing arts. Founded in 1985, the tuition-free public school is run by the Los Angeles County Office of Education in partnership with, and on the campus of California State University Los Angeles (CSULA).

Recognized as one of the premier public arts high schools in the U.S., LACHSA is the recipient of numerous awards, including the California Distinguished School for Academic Excellence, Golden Bell Award, Grammy Signature School, Bravo Award for excellence in arts education and the Exemplary School Designation by the Arts Schools Network. LACSHA is also routinely identified as one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek Magazine and one of LA’s best high schools by Los Angeles Magazine.

The LACHSA Symphony Orchestra has been under the direction of Alan Mautner since 1995. The orchestra has provided training for students to continue in their musical endeavors. Students within the orchestra have moved on to top music schools such as Julliard, Eastman School of Music, Peabody Institute, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Southern California. Several members have moved into professional symphony orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony.