Los Angeles Master Chorale | Walt Disney Concert Hall

Voices Within

VOICES WITHIN spring 2024

Voices Within students learn the fundamentals of music and become composers!

5th graders create original songs by collaborating with professionals from the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Songs will be performed in April in free performances at school sites.

East Los Angeles area schools are excited to have the Master Chorale's Voices Within program in residence during the school day.

In our Voices Within program, students find their creative voices and become more self-confident problem-solvers while learning collaboration and communication skills during an important time of their self-discovery.

We invite you to come hear the students premiere songs they have written. All are welcome to attend these free, fun, unforgettable performances. School information coming soon!

Voices Within is excited to share that we have resumed partnerships with two schools in Huntington Park. Fifth grade students learn the fundamentals of music and become composers as they collaborate with professionals from the Los Angeles Master Chorale to write words and melodies to six original songs.

Through our Voices Within program, students find their creative voices and become more self-confident, hone their problem-solving and communication skills during an important time of self-discover. As a culminating event, the students will premiere the songs they have written to a school-wide audience. All are welcome to attend these free events.


San Antonio Elementary School
6222 State Street
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Songs about Patterns of Earth and Sky (solar system, gravity, constellations and more)

​​​​​​​Huntington Park Elementary School

6055 Corona Avenue
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Songs of Compassion and Courage (war in Ukraine, climate change, girls' rights and more)


Lucille Roybal-Allard Elementary School
Culmination performances showcased the talents of fifth grade students on November 16, 2022.


Betty Plasencia Elementary School
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 9:30am
1321 Cortez St. Los Angeles, 90026

Compton Avenue Elementary School
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 9:30am
​​​​​​​ 1515 E. 104th Street, Los Angeles, 90002


The award-winning Voices Within is an artist residency program for fifth grade students who learn to use their imagination to compose words and melodies to create and perform their own original songs. The program curriculum fully integrates Common Core State Standards and uses immersive strategies to deeply engage the students. Three Voices Within teaching artists (a composer, a lyricist, and a performer), work with students, combining elements of music composition, writing, improvisational games, and collaboration techniques throughout a 10-week residency. 

Working in close partnership with teachers and administrators at participating schools, the Voices Within teaching artists foster a safe, supportive environment for the students and mentor them to boost 21st Century Skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication. The Voices Within program motivates students to stay in school and have fun while learning. 

Voices Within is an educational artist residency program developed for the Los Angeles Master Chorale by Marnie Mosiman, in collaboration with Bernardo Solano, Penka Kouneva, David O, and Doug Cooney.


Voices Within is made possible by generous support from The Rose Hills Foundation, the Edward A & Ai O. Shay Family Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Rosemary Schroeder, The Green Foundation, Marjorie Lindbeck, Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, Walter and Holly Thomson Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors / Kathryn Barger, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California, William H. Hannon Foundation, John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation, Lon V. Smith Foundation, the ASCAP Foundation, and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust.

Department of cultural Affairs The Ascap FoundationECF of Boeing California

For more information about our education programs, contact:

Education Programs Manager