2301 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 2160, El Segundo, California, 90036




The Programs Intern with the American Youth Symphony will have the opportunity to focus intensively on the music for the 2021/22 season by working with our administrative staff on two major projects: writing program notes for up to 25 musical works to be featured in the AYS program books and organizing the AYS music library (sorting, scanning, cataloging, etc.). Your original program notes will be based on your research and analysis of orchestral works and will provide insightful background on the music, while simultaneously making this history and analysis accessible to novice listeners. This position is ideal for a music history enthusiast who is seeking valuable experience in orchestra management and will serve as an entry into the world of classical music administration. This position will work approximately 40 hours a week from June through August.


The Programs Intern must be a skilled and confident writer and researcher with a strong music background (music major preferred), a desire to serve the community, and the ability to take direction and work independently. Must be experienced with the Microsoft OfficeSuite.


The American Youth Symphony (AYS) is an established architect in building the future of classical music and has provided 56 seasons of artistically exceptional concerts for free to the Los Angeles community. Founded in 1964 by world-renowned conductor Mehli Mehta, AYS prepares virtuosic musicians—many of whom study locally at the Colburn School, USC, andUCLA—for careers in music, while building audiences who will appreciate and support their talent for decades to come. Musicians receive intensive training in myriad styles of symphonic music, from classical masterworks to world premieres and film scores.

How to Apply

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples (essays, articles, or letters) to apply@aysymphony.org with the subject line "Programs Intern".