Welcome New Board Members!

August 18, 2021

Dear Street Symphony Family, I am so excited to share incredibly exciting news! After over a year of intentional strategic planning, conversations, and relationship building, Street Symphony is honored to welcome Nancy IbrahimLuis Garcia, and Walter Zooi to our Board of Directors. Nancy, Luis, and Walter are mavericks and trailblazers in their respective fields…


We are all in Reentry

June 30, 2021

Last week, Los Angeles County reopened, and an old life came rushing back in: traffic (worse than ever), the blistering heat, a schedule spiraling back into an old pattern – how many appointments can I pack into one day? In moments like this, it’s important to remember the lessons from our weekly “Music for Change” program, a process group for people paroled from life sentences in prison…


Gratitude from the Streets of Los Angeles

May 26, 2021

On Friday March 27, 2011 I walked/crawled through the doors of the Midnight Mission in Skid Row after losing everything due to alcohol and drug addiction. As I reflect on coming up on 10 years free from any substance due to a spiritual program of rigorous action, music, and running… 


As We Re-enter In Person Programming

April 27, 2021

Dear Street Symphony Family, As we continue to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, I want to express my gratitude for the invitation and mentorship I have received from the Skid Row community. Through the work of Street Symphony, I have been invited to join a community invigorated by artistry and connection…


10 Year Anniversary!

March 24, 2021

Dear friends and family! Today, Street Symphony turns 10 years old. 10 years! In 2011, I started an outreach concert series playing in the basement conference room of a mental health clinic in Skid Row. I could hardly imagine the sense of community, awe, and connection that Street Symphony has cultivated – not just for the Skid Row community of Los Angeles – but for me…


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