GARY HEATON-SMITH earned a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in percussion performance and a Master of Arts with Highest Honors in composition from California State University, Fresno. His percussion teachers have included Raynor Carroll, Theresa Dimond, Michael Downing, and Matthew Darling; his composition teachers have included Kenneth Froelich and Benjamin Boone. He is currently finishing his DMA degree in percussion performance at UCLA.


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  • YOLA in Concert: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Through Gustavo Dudamel's Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) program – inspired by Venezuela's revolutionary El Sistema – the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, enabling every child to contribute using their full potential.

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    Seasonal Publicity Assistant

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    Seasonal Publicity Assistant

    Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's mission is to perform, present, and promote music in its varied forms at the highest level of excellence to a diverse and large audience, both at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.  The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is dedicated to continuing its pre-eminent status in the music world of the 21st century.