May the FOURTH Be With You!
THURSDAY MAY 4TH @ 8pm at the Paramount Theatre
Tickets are still available for this unique family concert!
Orchestra Conductor Kyle Dickson
Kyle Dickson is quickly building a reputation as an innovative and compelling presence on the podium. Recipient of the 2021 GPMF Advocate for Arts Award, he is a Salonen Conducting Fellow with the San Francisco Symphony under the guidance of Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen through the Negaunee Conducting Program at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. In 2021 he became the recipient of the Richard S. Weinert Award from Concert Artists Guild. He is assistant conductor of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and previously served as Music Director of Chicago’s South Loop Symphony. He was a conducting fellow at the 2021 National Orchestral Institute’s Conducting Academy with Marin Alsop and James Ross, and from 2019 to 2021 was a Project Inclusion Freeman Conducting Fellow with Chicago Sinfonietta under the mentorship of Music Director Mei-Ann Chen. In 2020, he was selected as assistant conductor of Spoleto Festival USA for the world premiere of Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s opera Omar. Dickson works regularly with youth ensembles and has given numerous masterclasses and webinars for many arts programs including the Chicago Youth Symphony Ensembles and Ravinia’s El Sistema program. Beginning his career as a violinist, Mr. Dickson was a prizewinner at the 2010 NANM National Concerto Competition and has held residencies at Indiana University-South Bend and the United World College of South East Asia as a chamber musician. In 2021, he earned his master’s degree in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University studying with Victor Yampolsky. He also received degrees in violin performance from Michigan State University and DePaul University.
Title 1 School communities and all educators, students and families are invited to attend a special May 4th concert!
Our students have been making music!
MUSE students played their end of season concert at Fairyland Oakland!
We celebrate the inaugural Deep East Oakland Vocal Festival!
BRAVO all vocal students who showed up and showed out at the inaugural Deep East Oakland Vocal Festival
Vocal Fest students from OUSD schools, programs sponsored by OUSD visual and performing arts and Elevate Oakland
Elmhurst United Middle School
Frick United Academy of Language
Madison Park Academy
Castlemont High School
Marian Anderson String Quartet performed for Oakland High School Students
Marian Anderson String Quartet workshop with Oakland High School Students
Songs of Protest
Bodies on the Line: The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike