Meet the Music aims to bring accessible and exciting exposures to classical and contemporary music to communities all-across LA. We do this through programming that ranges from school composition classes taught by our Teaching Artists to masterclasses with visiting guest artists, which are free of charge and open to the public.
Our school composition program will include musical workshops with in-class performances from LACO musicians alongside interactive musical workshops lead by our Teaching Artists. We aim to both provide engaging arts education directly to young students while bringing LACO’s world-class artistry into classrooms throughout Los Angeles.
Our 23/24 Teaching Artist fellows are Cristian Cruz, Gabrielle Rosse, Giovanni Piacentini, Julia Moss, and Morgan Moss. Full Fellow bios are available on the LACO website. We are thrilled to have such stellar and creative partners in reimagining the in-person joy of music.
This year, Meet the Music continues in partnership with schools across the LA County Unified School District, including Virginia Road Elementary, Manchester Avenue Elementary and Loren Miller Elementary, to offer programming ranging from school composition classes taught by our Teaching Artists to masterclasses with visiting guest artists, which are free of charge and open to the public. This includes virtual and in-person teacher support materials, with programing from Artistic Advisor Derrick Skye and support from Meet the Music Administrator Akilah Morgan. Derrick Skye is an accomplished LA composer and musician with a proven track record of award-winning composition, performance, and educational public speaking.
Meet The Music works with teaching artists year after year to provide a comprehensive classroom experience. Meet our current and former teaching artists here.