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Arts Education

Community Events

We care deeply about the community we serve and believe everyone should have access to great music and dance. With over 100 activities offered throughout the year, we feel confident you’ll find a fun learning opportunity that’s right for you!


Ticket holders are invited to hear musical and historical insights through engaging interviews and fascinating lectures before most performances. On Discovery Series concerts and throughout SummerFest, we hold Musical Preludes, which feature SummerFest Fellowship Artists and local emerging artists.

Open Rehearsals


Open Rehearsals provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the intricate rehearsal process. Learn more by joining the conversation during post-rehearsal Q&As with the artists.

Lecture in the JAI


SummerFest Encounters take a deep dive into specific topics with expert panelists and lecturers, including music history and theory, roundtable discussions with composers-in-residence, and presentations on how to develop a successful career in music.

Artist Talks

Artist Lounges


The spark of creativity is unique for every person. Artist Lounges are intimate, in-depth conversations focused on the artist as an individual. Discover what drew our guests to their art form and what keeps them inspired.

Community Arts Open House


Join us each spring as we celebrate the local arts community at The Conrad. You’ll be able to participate in movement, art, and music classes while enjoying performances from talented school, community, and professional groups—all free-of-charge and fun for the whole family!

Ballet Masterclass

Coaching Workshops and Master Classes

We provide myriad opportunities for you to learn directly from artists. Free and open to the public, Coaching Workshops and Master Classes pair young musicians and dancers with some of the most talented performers in the world. These sessions provide a unique opportunity for you to observe the evolution of interpretation and performance in an intimate setting. 

Upcoming Events

La Jolla Music Society

Melonie Grinnell Trio

La Jolla Music Society
The Wu Tsai QRT.yrd
La Jolla Music Society

Local Voices: The Climate Crisis Impact

La Jolla Music Society
Peter Sprague Trio with La Jolla Music Society at The Conrad in La Jolla
La Jolla Music Society

Peter Sprague Trio

  • Learning & Engagement
La Jolla Music Society
The Wu Tsai QRT.yrd
violinists performing