Meet The Music

Artistic Advisor
Derrick Spiva Jr.

Composer Teaching Artist Fellows

Christian Cruz

Nina Shekhar

Akshaya Avril Tucker

Sakari Dixon Vanderveer



Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is excited to announce a new era for Meet the Music in collaboration with our Artistic Advisor and composer, Derrick Spiva Jr.

Presented free-of-charge to public elementary students in grades four through six across Los Angeles county, Meet the Music fosters listening skills, encourages collaborative involvement and sparks creative innovation through a digital curriculum and Zoom classroom visits from LACO’s Composer Teaching Artist Fellows. This enriching music program culminates in an interactive, discussion-based virtual concert featuring our own musicians and artists.

Through this redesigned educational outlook, we aim to further specialize MTM in order to better meet the ever-evolving needs of our students in times of COVID-19 and beyond. We are excited to have you and your students join us for this reinvigorated season of artistic education!


How to watch

This Meet the Music curriculum videos are available on Youtube.