Sylvia Lee Mann Resume

      Sylvia Lee Mann
771 E Columbia Ave, Pomona, CA 91767
Business (626) 869-6724

Educator, Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Performer: Viola, Violin, Voice, Piano, Keyboards

American Association of University Women; College Music Society; American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP); Recording Academy (“Grammys”); Recording Musicians Association; Conductors’ Guild; American Federation of Musicians Local 47; Southern California Vocal Association; American Choral Conductors Association; Music Educators National Conference; California Music Teachers Association; Music Teachers Association; American String Teachers’ Association; American Symphony Orchestra League, American Viola Society.

2011(current): Dolce Sinfonia, Palm Springs/Temecula, CA. (Principal Viola, Conducting, Composition Staff)
2007 – Present: Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, Palos Verdes, CA. (Viola)
2007 – Present: Culver City Chamber Orchestra, Culver City CA. (Principal Viola, Composer)
2006 – Present: Culver City/Marina Del Rey Symphony Orchestra, Culver City, CA (Principal Viola, composer)
2005 – Present: Southeast Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles CA (Vla/Vln)
2005 – Present: Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra. Redondo Beach, CA
2005 – Present: Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. Palos Verdes, CA
2005 – Present: Bellflower Symphony Orchestra. Bellflower, CA (Assistant Conductor, Viola, Composer).
2005 – 2008: Golden State Pops Orchestra. Los Angeles, CA (Principal Viola).
2000 - Spring Tour: New York City Opera Touring Company(Principal Viola).
1987 - 2003: Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. Shreveport, LA (Principal Viola, Premier Quartet, Soloist,Composer Arranger/Conductor).
1987 - Present: East Texas Symphony Orchestra. Tyler, TX (Violin, Viola, Soloist).
1987 - Present: Longview Symphony Orchestra. Longview, TX (Violin, Viola, Soloist).
1987 - Present: Marshall Symphony Orchestra. Marshall, TX (Violin, Viola, Composer).
1987 - Present: South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, El Dorado, AR (Soloist, Composer, Asst. Principal Viola, Violin).
1984-1987: Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA (Viola).
1984-1986: Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Santa Ana, CA (Viola).
1976 - 1987 Orange County Philharmonic Orchestra, Orange, CA (Viola).
1974-1984: Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach, CA (Viola).
1973 - Present: Freelance musician (Primarily SoCal and Ark-La-Tex areas, including studio work, orchestral, chamber music, opera & musical theatre).
1996: AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria (Principal Viola/Mandolin soloist).
1987 - Present: Shreveport Summer Music Festival, Shreveport, LA (Principal Viola).
1985-1993: Peter Britt Festival Orchestra, Medford/Jacksonville, OR (1990-93 Asst. Principal Viola).
1976&1977: Bach Festival, Carmel, CA (Viola).

Multiple awards presented to me the West Covina Symphony Orchestra.Community organizations awarded us Certificates of achievement & appreciation and small grants.Los Angeles County Fair recognition as a “Community Hero”. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the California State Assembly and California State Senate have awarded certificates of achievement and appreciation to me for my work in the arts (arts and cultural activism and education, community pride). Honored as “Woman of the Year” for achievement in the Arts by the State Legislature of California, I also received a Woman of Distinction award from the US House of Representatives, through the efforts and advocacy of U.S. Representative Judy Chu.

Current (Spring 2009 - present): California State University, Dominguez Hills: Faculty - Music & Humanities Departments
2008 - 2010: Anaheim UHSD, Anaheim, CA: GATE Orchestra: Conductor, Consultant.
2008 - 2010: Monrovia USD, Monrovia CA. Music Consultant - String Specialist.
2002 - 2006: Chadwick School, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA: Faculty - Director of Choral Activities/Conductor, Teacher of Music Composition, Advanced Music and Media Composition, Music History & Appreciation, 20th Century Music.
1994 – 2002: Caddo Parish Schools. Shreveport, LA. Music Consultant - String Specialist.
1997 - 2001: Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport, LA. Music Librarian.
1991 - 2002: Centenary College, Shreveport, LA. Music Department: Instructor.

Current: Southland Symphony Orchestra. Ontario, CA. Music Director & Conductor
Current: West Covina Symphony Orchestra. West Covina, CA. Music Director & Conductor, Executive Director.
Current: Culver City Symphony Orchestra. Culver City, CA. Guest Conductor
Current: Inland Valley and Coachella Valley Symphony Orchestras. Temecula/Palm Desert, CA. Guest Conductor
Current: California State University, Dominguez Hills.Orchestra/Ensembles

Updated:  May 9, 2012

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