Young Audiences of Louisiana
- Andrew Freeman - Director of Communications and Special Projects
- Richard Bates - Associate Director
Geographic Service Area
- New Orleans
Young Audiences of Louisiana was founded in 1962 to bring chamber musicians into local classrooms. Over the past fifty years, Young Audiences has adapted and evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of youth throughout the state. Young Audiences of Louisiana is part of a national network of 32 affiliates throughout the country under Young Audiences Arts for Learning. As the nations first and largest arts-in-education network Young Audiences Arts for Learning ensures the highest standards in arts education programs for over 5 million schoolchildren annually. Since 2000, Young Audiences of Louisiana’s operations and budgets have more than tripled. Last year 218 teaching artists, educators, athletic and recreation specialists, and technology instructors were paid $ 2.1 million to work directly with students from pre-school through high-school, accounting for 83% of our total budget.