Akilah Morgan grew up in Los Angeles, California. She was born to immigrant parents from St. Vincent and the Grenadines; an island in the Caribbean.  She graduated from Claflin University; the oldest historically black college in South Carolina, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Music. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree online in Public Administration from the Universityof Birmingham in England. In the summer of 2009, she became a founding member of what would become the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA). Since its inception ICYOLA has grown from 9 to over 130 members. A total of 356 musicians have been served by the program. The organization provides opportunities to young musicians in the communities it serves to perform in some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious settings. She currently works for ICYOLA as the Assistant to the Executive Director, running day to day operations.

2019-20 Orchestral Series

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Bottled at the source

Juan Pablo Contreras, LACO’s on-deck Sound Investment composer, taps the wellspring of his Mexican heritage and the spirit of great nationalist composers in his latest work.

reframe & rearrange

LACO is working alongside Derrick Spiva Jr. — a classical music composer and LACO’s newly appointed artist-educator — to reimagine music education as an opportunity for youth to celebrate cultural differences.