Charlie Yokom is new on staff but has been grown up his whole life at The School of Performing Arts participating in the music, dance, and theater programs. He is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan where he obtained his Bachelors of Music in Composition. While there, he studied under composers Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers, Kristin Kuster, and Bright Sheng. Charlie enjoys filling the music director role for theatrical productions as well as writing his own music. While at U of M, he music directed various shows for MUSKET, the oldest student theater organization at the university, as well as various reviews and cabarets. Charlie has also music directed shows at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, as well as The School of Performing Arts. Be on the lookout for his band, Rainbow James, at venues around the Chicagoland area! Charlie is thrilled to be here at SPA and is very much looking forward to giving back to the place that gave him so much!