Host: Jon-Barrett Ingels
Produced by: Past Forward
In this episode we connect with Charles (Chuck) Dickerson III, the Founder, Executive Director, and Conductor of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles. Chuck takes us through his background law and politics and how music was always present throughout. He shares the history of segregated orchestras and musicians union and how he was tapped to conduct the Southeast Symphony, one of the first black orchestras. Chuck’s passion for music transferred to his passion for supporting youth and his community and he started ICYOLA where they provide not only music education and appreciation, but the hone talent and aid in their pursuit of professional roles in orchestras around the world.