Dan Lauria

Nine O’clock Players Theatre for Children (ALSC)

The Writers Group

Sharon L. Graine

Robin Lithgow

Beverly Sanders

Estherleon Schwartz

Jenny Sullivan

Penelope Torribio

Gloria Watts

Lisa Wolpe

Rachael Worby

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “Inspiring and Accessible” RACHAEL WORBY, conductor, is distinguished as a visionary in the orchestral world, and celebrated internationally for her extraordinary talents, exuberant style, and versatile command of all musical genres.

As Music Director of The Pasadena POPS Orchestra Ms. Worby has been instrumental in the expansion of the orchestra’s performance season, and its national and local profiles. She has brought national attention to the orchestra by appearing in the internationally televised Rose Bowl Parades since 2001 and has brought her orchestra to the Rose Bowl July 4th celebrations.

She has expanded the institution’s outreach programs to underserved communities, securing significant ongoing funding for programs in South Central Los Angeles and Pasadena. Ms. Worby is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the American Music Festival in Cluj, Romania, and Laureate Conductor of the Wheeling West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

She has been honored with the Spirit of Achievement from Albert Einstein College, the Women of Excellence award from the YWCA, a Doctor of Humanities from Marshall University, a Doctor of Letters and the Presidential Medal of Honor for her consummate lifetime achievements from Claremont University.

In 1994, she received a Presidential appointment to the National Council of the Arts and in 1990 was nominated for an ACE Award for programs she created, narrated and conducted for the Disney Channel.

Previous posts include Music Director and Conductor of the Young People Concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City (1984-1996) and Assistant Conductor to the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1984-1987).