Lori Marie Rios
Lori Marie Rios is a highly accomplished
conductor, soloists, educator and voice teacher, She currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at College of the Canyons,
Valencia where she is the music director of the Chamber
Singers and Voices of the Canyons Community Chorus. She also
teaches voice and administrates the applied music program.
Prior to her appointment at COC, she directed the choral
program at La Canada High School. Ensembles under her
direction have sung all over the United States. Her choirs
have appeared at the American Choral Directors Association
Regional Convention in Las Vegas in 2004 and in 2007 were
selected to appear at the ACDA National Convention in Miami.
The choirs at La Canada also performed at the California Music
Educators Conference. Lori Marie also is an adjunct professor
at Pasadena City College where she conducts the Concert Choir.
She is also on faculty at California State University, Los
Angeles Summer Graduate Program where she teaches voice and
graduate level conducting. Lori Marie is on the choral-vocal
faculty of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program where she serves
as Assistant Director.
Ms. Rios has presented workshops for the
American Choral Directors Association and this past year
presented three workshops for the Nevada Music Educators
Association. She is in much demand as a clinician and
adjudicator. She has conducted district and state wide honor
choirs. She also sits on the Los Angeles Bach Festival Board of
Directors. She made her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut in 2006
as the soprano soloist in Mozartís Requiem.
Marie is president of the California ACDA board and also
serves on the Regional and National Steering Committees for that
association. She holds
M.M degree in Conducting and Vocal Performance from University
of Nevada, Reno and a B.M. in Choral Studies.