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9th Annual Music Unites the World Festival

The Music Unites the World Festival unites approximately 1,000 students and parents from across Los Angeles County for two (2) days of music making and community building. Education Through Music-LA hosts musical ensembles (choral, band, orchestra) who receive coaching from top artists and music educators and perform multi-cultural music from around the globe. This festival showcases the power of music to bring joy and unity among diverse cultures and communities.

March 13-14, 2019 – 9:00am-2:30pm
Skirball Cultural Center

Andy Vargas – Vocalist, Carlos Santana Band

Baraka May – Vocal Recording Artist & Choir Director

Blake Neely – Composer, Flash, Arrow

Booker White – Head of Music Library, Walt Disney Studios

Cameron Hotchkis – Film Music Industry, Orchestrator

Carmen Twillie – Solo Vocalist, Lion King

Cathleen Cher – DJ (Jimmy Kimmel, Kanye West)

CeCe Sammy – Vocal Coach, American Idol

Christophe Beck – Composer, Disney’s Frozen

Diane Simons, Artistic Director of Bel Canto and Junior Concert Choir (South Bay Children’s Choir)

Evelyn Halus – Vocal Coach, Neil Patrick Harris

Harry Gregson-Williams – Composer, Chronicles of Narnia

Henry Wolfe – Singer-Songwriter

Jacqueline Sanderlin – Executive Director, School & Community Relations, Inglewood USD Arts

Jeff Bunnell – Trumpet, Jurassic World

Joe Kraemer – Composer, Jack Reacher

John Dennis – Executive Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering

Jonathan Beard –  Composer, Orchestrator & Music Educator

Joseph Trapanese – Composer, Straight Outta Compton

Juan Rodriguez – LA Unified; Graduate of CA State University, Northridge and Music Academy, Hamilton High

Judith Hill – Singer-Songwriter, The Voice, Prince

Julie Corallo – Director of Concert Choir & Faculty, South Bay Children’s Choir

Julie West – Veteran Music Teacher (LA Unified; CA State University, Northridge)

Linda Mouradian – Veteran Strings Educator (LAUSD); Faculty, CA State University, Northridge

Lisbeth Scott – Solo Vocalist, Shrek

Mind of a Genius

Misha Shtangrud – Director of Vocal Ensembles, Colburn School of Music

Mitre – Latin Duo

Nomad & Lola – Musical Director, Babyface

Randy Spendlove – President of Music & Worldwide Publishing, Paramount Studios

Reggie Andrews – Music Director, King Drew High School

Ricardo Hurtado – Actor/Musician, School of Rock, The Goldbergs, The Mick

Rickey Minor – Music Director, Composer, and Music Producer (Tonight Show with Jay Leno, American Idol)

Richard Medrano – Artistic Director, City of Angels Master Chorale & Children’s Chorus

Rory Pullens – Former Executive Director, Arts Education, LA Unified School District

Sally Stevens – Choir Conductor, The Simpsons

Sebastian Krys – Music Producer, Juanes, Jennifer Lopez

Siddhartha Khosla – Artist/Composer, This is Us, Goldspot

Tim Davies – Conductor/Arranger, La La Land, Empire

Vincent Womack – Music Director, Foshay Learning Academy

Sponsor the Festival

Thank you to our present and past festival sponsors, who have helped to make this annual event possible:

800 Degrees Pizzeria

Andy Lecompte Salon

Barry’s Bootcamp

Charles Music Store


Discovery Cube

Donut Friend


The Front Yard at The Garland

GRAMMY Museum & Foundation

Granada Mexican Restaurant

The Johnny Carson Foundation

Kidspace Children’s Museum


The Music Man Foundation

Nextdoor Neighbor


Preston and Maurine Hotchkis Family Foundation

Rhodes School of Music

Shake Shack





Click here to Sponsor.

Contact Director of Development Jacquie at 818-433-7600 for further assistance.


Our music programs are supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the California Arts Council, a state agency, the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.






To view additional images from last year’s festival, click here.