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Setting The Global Standard For Creative String Playing


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A Tradition of Excellence

SPLA seeks to establish Los Angeles  as a global center for musical innovation  in bowed string playing while celebrating  the musical and cultural diversity of our city.    SPLA was founded in 2007 as the first school in America solely dedicated to creative string playing.​ bootstrapping everything from our summer camps year-round programs to a multitude of charitable and community engagements, partnerships with a veritable whose who of musical nonprofits in our city, and events we offered the community Including the founding of the Los Angeles, creative string festival.   We did more to put LA on the map as a center of creative string playing than most of the high-flouting, extremely well-endowed institutions many times our size.      ​

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Making a Difference

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Annual LA Creative String Festival And International Competition

Now in our 9th year!

Teacher Training

Concerts, workshops, and community events

Online Academy

Online services for students and teachers

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Alumni member Gianna Pedragon Named Finalist for Women of JAzz award

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Jeremy Kittel In Concert!

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 Come see us at The 2024 ASTA Conference
In Louisville Ky.

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Continuing a tradition of Excellence

Co-Directors Megan Shung and Jacob Szekely are proud to continue the tradition of excellence since 2007.


A C3 Non-Profit Under the Fiscal Sponsorship of Fractured Atlas

As a C3 Not for profit sponsored by Fractured Atlas your donations help make all of our pop-up events concerts, and educational materials accessible, and affordable to everyone and help us to expand our global outreach and core mission to Make Los Angeles The Global Center for Innovation in String Playing.

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