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Past Festival Conductors:Tuscany Internation Children's Chorus Festival

Anne Tomlinson
July 3-10, 2006

“This Festival provides wonderful musical experiences while fostering cultural enrichment of the highest caliber.”

Anne Tomlinson, Director, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, and Children’s Chorus Mistress, Los Angeles Opera

Anne Tomlinson, Artistic Director and Director of the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, and is responsible for the educational and artistic development of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus. She is also Children's Chorus Mistress for the Los Angeles Opera.

Anne Tomlinson believes every child needs to sing. Fifteen years ago Anne set out to create the Los Angeles Children's Chorus. Today, the two hundred choristers "are a mixture of cultures and races," and they sing in many languages. "The children learn not only about music, but also about their world and their community." At a time when support for the arts in our public schools is in decline, Anne Tomlinson's community-based organization gives children as young as seven from all over Los Angeles County an experience which enhances their sense of achievement and self-respect.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Master's degree in conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied with Margaret Hillis. She is the American Choral Directors Association State Chair for Children's Choirs, and has recently been appointed as a National Representative for Chorus America's Caucus on Children and Youth Choirs. Anne received the Pasadena Arts Council's Arts in Education Award in 2000.

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