NEWS: L.A. Children’s Chorus fills two major leadership positions

By Robert D. Thomas

Music Critic

Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily


The Pasadena-based Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, one of the
world’s premiere children’s music organizations, has named Roy Mueller as
executive director and Joanne Crawford-Dunr as chair of the group’s board of


Mueller previously served as executive director of the San
Luis Obispo Children’s Museum, where he led a successful four-year, $5.2
million capital campaign to design and build a new facility. Prior to that, he
was education director for the Pasadena Kidspace Children’s Museum.


An accomplished musician, Mueller received Bachelor of Music
degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Music degree in
performance from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. He also received a
Certificate of Jazz Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music
in Boston. For 15 years he performed as an oboist/English horn player in South
America, Europe and the U.S. and has taught music at the university level.


Crawford-Dufnr, a Covina Hills resident, is director of
marketing communications for Nestl USA, where she oversees public relations,
digital and social media, packaging commununications and consumer promotions
for the Beverage Division. She has served on the LACC board of directors since
2008. In 2009, she helped arrange Nestl USA’s sponsorship of LACC’s “First
Experiences in Singing,” a satellite after-school enrichment program piloted at
Daniel Webster Elementary School in Pasadena.


She succeeds David Scheidermantle as LACC board chair; he
continues on the board as past chair.


More details on both appointments are on the LACC Web site



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Portions may be quoted with attribution.

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