Recently appointed as Associate Artistic Director, Dustin Seo has been involved with Street Symphony since 2017 and commits his artistic practice to organizing and empowering communities in Los Angeles, specifically through partnerships with Skid Row based arts organizations and service providers. As Associate Artistic Director of Street Symphony, Seo is responsible for curating all engagement and performance programming, building and sustaining artistic and community partnerships, and artistic personnel management and contracting. Through his involvement with Street Symphony, Seo has deep relationships with staff and clients at The Midnight Mission, Downtown Women’s Center, and the Weingart Center, and has been involved in community based artistic organizations like the Los Angeles Poverty Department, Urban Voices Project, and Studio 526. Seo has also been involved in community organizing efforts led by Esperanza Housing Trust, Justice LA, Trap Heals, and LA Community Action Network.
Dustin is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), where he received his Bachelor of Music degree with distinction in Cello Performance. Along with his performance studies, he also received an honors academic major in Musical Arts as well as a Certificate in Arts Leadership. Dustin’s education continues beyond school through the mentorship of community organizations and individuals who have been leading and organizing Los Angeles every day through their enduring compassion, humanity, and artistry.