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Olivia Thompson-Bessett

Program Manager

Olivia Thompson-Bessett has been singing and performing for her whole life. During her college years she discovered a love of teaching at Camp Kiniya, an all girls sleep away camp in Vermont, where she acted as Theater Director. After attending NYU Tisch to study Theater, she made her way out to Los Angeles to pursue the arts. She’s thrilled to work at Santa Monica Youth Orchestra and its affiliated world music camp, Opus, to spread the love of song and performance. Olivia studies folk and Americana and is the lead vocalist for Los Angeles based combo Sonic Pocket.


Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (310)985-3439