“Camille Delaney-McNeil, director of programs for the Baltimore Symphony’s much admired OrchKids, is to be the inaugural director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s new Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood,” writes Susan Elliott in Friday’s (5/7) Musical America (subscription required). “The 25,000-square foot, $15 million facility … opens August 1 and welcomes its first students in the fall. It is the first building fully dedicated to the 14-year-old YOLA program and the fifth YOLA site, drawing students from Inglewood and environs. The other four sites are in South LA, the Rampart District, Westlake/MacArthur Park, and East LA. Delaney-McNeil is to oversee them all, as well as the YOLA National Symposium and Festival. She starts June 28…. YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) is modelled after El Sistema, of which the LA Phil’s Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel has long been the official the poster child…. Trained as a singer and a flutist, Delaney-McNeil holds a BM from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MM from the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University. She is a graduate of the inaugural SphinxLEAD, a leadership development program of the much-admired Sphinx Organization.”