Music educator and violinist Cheryl Scheidemantle has been named chair of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) Board of Directors. Additionally, Debra Danner, an educator with expertise in leadership and management consulting, has been appointed as LACC’s executive director.
Scheidemantle, a faculty member at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, joined LACC’s Board of Directors in 2013 and has chaired LACC’s “Gala Bel Canto” fundraiser for the past two years. She began her three-year term as chair on Aug.1.
Scheidemantle has a studio for private violin students, performs with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay and has held leadership positions in numerous nonprofit organizations. The positions include president of the Suzuki Music Association of California, co-founder of the Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena, director of the Music Teachers’ Association of California and member of The Circle of Huntington Hospital.
“I am honored and pleased to serve as chair of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus,” Scheideman-tle said. “I have experienced first-hand the incredible impact the chorus can make on children’s lives. It is an exceptional organization with an equally exceptional staff and a deeply committed board of directors, with whom I look forward to working closely to advance LACC’s mission and further its national and international reputation.”
Danner was a member of the LACC Board and served as a research fellow at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Before returning to a career in education in 2013, Danner practiced law in Chicago and was an associate partner in the global change management consulting practice at Accenture.
For information, call (626)793-4231, or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.
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