Friday, May 7, 2021

John Malveaux: LA Phil Announces Director of the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood

Camille Delaney-McNeil

John Malveaux of writes: announces:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We’re thrilled to share that we will be welcoming Camille Delaney-McNeil to the LA Phil as our first-ever Beckmen YOLA Center Director. In this new role, Camille will be responsible for developing the long-term vision of the Beckmen YOLA Center in Inglewood and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), as well as managing the venue’s facility operations. The Frank Gehry-designed Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood will open in August 2021 and welcome its first class of local Inglewood students this fall. Recruited through an extensive national search, Camille comes to the LA Phil from OrchKids, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program where she held the position of Director of Programs. In addition to her many contributions to the artistic and strategic development of OrchKids, she also curated and created the OrchKids Green Festival to celebrate and spotlight West Baltimore as a cultural hub for young musicians and to help advance a large-scale neighborhood beautification effort. Camille was a Fellow in the inaugural cohort of the SphinxLEAD program with the Sphinx Organization and currently sits on the Board of El Sistema USA. Camille is a fierce advocate for social change through music as well as a classically trained singer and flutist with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Music from the Peabody Institute.

Camille will assume her position beginning June 28. I’m looking forward to everyone getting to know her in this new role and to all the wonderful and inspiring work we will accomplish together. 

All the best,
Elsje Kibler-Vermaas
Elsje Kibler-Vermaas
Vice President, Learning

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