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ANNE TOMLINSON, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and is responsible for the educational and artistic development of the Chorus. She is also Children's Chorus Mistress for Los Angeles Opera. Over the last ten years, she has prepared children for major operatic works including the world premiere of Tobias Picker's children's opera Fantastic Mr. Fox, based upon the story by Roald Dahl. In these productions, Tomlinson has worked with Plácido Domingo, Andrew Litton, and Julius Rudel, among others. She has also prepared children's choirs for Los Angeles Philharmonic performances of Stavinsky's Perséphone, John Adams' El Niño, Mahler's Symphony No. 3, Orff's Carmina Burana, and a fully staged production of Bernstein's Mass at the Hollywood Bowl in the summer of 2004. Los Angeles Master Chorale presentations include Orff's Carmina Burana under the direction of Grant Gershon and Paul Salamunovich. Live broadcasts include the January 2005 Chamber Singers performance on NPR's nationally syndicated radio program, "From the Top."
Tomlinson is the American Choral Directors Association Western Regional Chair for Children's Choirs. She is a frequent presenter at symposia, workshops, and festivals. She holds her 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. Tomlinson is the recipient of the 2000 Gold Crown Award for Music Education, given by the Pasadena Arts Council, and the 2001 Power of One Award, given by Facing History and Ourselves Foundation for excellence in inclusive education.