LOS ANGELES, CA — Tonality, a GRAMMY®-nominated and award-winning choral ensemble known for its commitment to social justice through music, is proud to announce the appointment of Emily LaSalle (she/her) as the new Manager of the Tonality Scholars Choral Education Program. This significant step, made possible by the support of the California Arts Council Impact Project Grant, aligns with Tonality's fierce commitment to inclusion, diversity, and accessibility, furthering its mission to represent and uplift diverse voices and communities through its educational and musical initiatives.
Emily LaSalle, a seasoned choral singer and dedicated advocate for choral music education, joins Tonality with a background in choral music and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. Her role as Program Manager will focus on nurturing the talents of underrepresented high school youth in the Los Angeles area, fostering their choral skills and providing them with invaluable performance opportunities.
"Emily's passion for music education and her extensive experience make her an ideal fit for this role," said Alexander Lloyd Blake, Executive and Founding Artistic Director of Tonality. "We are excited about the unique perspective she brings and the profound impact she will have on our youth and community."
The Tonality Scholars Choral Education Program is set to make a positive impact on the future of the Los Angeles community. The program's highlight / forthcoming debut will be the "Lessons Adjusted" Concert, scheduled for March 24, 2024, at the Pico Union Project in downtown Los Angeles. This concert will showcase the talents of high school vocalists from up to four Los Angeles-area high schools, embodying Tonality's mission of using music as a catalyst for social change and community activism.
“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to combine my passion for choral music and commitment to fostering an environment where young, diverse voices can grow, share their stories, and truly be heard,” said Emily LaSalle. “I am excited to amplify Tonality’s efforts and maximize the Tonality Scholars Choral Education Program's impact on students, families, and the community at large through this project.”
Founded in 2016, Tonality is a GRAMMY®-nominated choir based in Los Angeles, known for its dedication to social justice and community activism through music. Under the leadership of founder and Artistic Director Alexander Lloyd Blake, the choir’s mission is to deliver authentic stories through voice and body to incite change, understanding, and dialogue.
For more information about Tonality and the upcoming "Lessons Adjusted" Concert, please visit www.ourtonality.org.