To promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study,
practice, and performance of music;


To build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of
children through music;


To develop children as musical ambassadors of peace, hope, and understanding amongst people of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.

Laby Harmony Project of the New West Symphony provides comprehensive after-school music training to children in under-resourced and historically excluded communities. We partner with Ventura’s youth to imagine and build pathways to achieve musical dreams through a multi-year continuum of rigorous programming. Through offering tuition-free, long-term, and high-quality musical instruction and social opportunities in the heart of Ventura’s Westside, Harmony celebrates musical community and builds social equity.