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Lois S. Musmann, DMA, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Musmann has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of music and academia

    BEAUMONT, CA, March 25, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Lois S. Musmann, DMA, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Musmann celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Now semi-retired, Dr. Musmann enjoys a wonderful career in music as both a conductor and harpsichordist. She also distinguished herself across many years in academia, beginning at Notre Dame de Namur University in California in 2001 as a lecturer. Dr. Musmann later served at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a professor between 2003 and 2010. She was conductor of the University of California at Riverside Choral Society, and taught and conducted at University of Redlands, Riverside Community College and San Bernardino Valley College.

Dr. Musmann's musical portfolio included establishing and conducting the Musical Viva in Redlands and Riverside, California, from 1990 to 1995 and the Pacifica Chamber Orchestra in Redlands and Palm Springs, California, from 1995 to 2001. She also had the opportunity to conduct and serve as the artistic director for the Euterpe Opera Theater in Los Angeles and conduct for the UC Choral Society in Riverside. More recently, Dr. Musmann conducted Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' and the first performance of Enrique Gonzales' opera 'Serafina y Archangela,' which premiered in Los Angeles and the Tijuana Cultural Center in Tijuana, Mexico. Bearing a great deal of pride in her tremendous musical career, Dr. Musmann's concert experiences bequeathed her with a wealth of satisfaction, and being able to feel the audience and players connect through the medium of music has been an incredible experience for her.

From 1996 to 2001, Dr. Musmann had the opportunity to spend time as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California. She also contributed for two years as a visiting scholar at the University of California (UC) between 2003 and 2005, where she was aligned with the Beatrice Bain Research Group. During those two very influential years, she notably authored a national survey on professional women conductors, which was a collaborated effort with the San Francisco based professional orchestra, the Women's Philharmonic. Dr. Musmann also contributed to UC's international and area studies digital collection.

Among Dr. Musmann's other leadership roles in support of her career, she chaired several international conferences for the College of Music Society in Vienna and the education committee of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra. She also established the lecturer series of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and was active on the advisory board of the Inland Empire Chamber Music. As an expert in her field, Dr. Musmann contributed various articles to professional publications, and had several of her papers featured in the book Weimar ist ja unnser Athen.

Dr. Musmann began taking private piano lessons prior to attending college. Once she was accepted to the New England Conservatory of Music, she joined several musical groups and, during summer breaks, would return home to study organ playing at the cadet Chapel, West Point, NY with John Davis, chapel organist. In 1984, she received a Bachelor of Arts in music. Dr. Musmann subsequently attended the University of the Redlands, where she completed a Master of Music in 1986. Likewise, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Musical Arts in 1989.

To support her musical endeavors, Dr. Musmann has been a member of the Association California Symphony Orchestras. She is also active with the National League of American Pen Women and Pi Kappa Lambda. Aligned with her community, Dr. Musmann was an executive advisor on behalf of the American Council of North America Indians in Haywood, California. She also served as the first vice president of the Spinet Music Club.

Celebrated for her years of success, Dr. Musmann secured a Riverside Arts Foundation grant in 1991 and 1992. She was also a Baroque Concerto Competition Winner, which was presented to her by the New England Conservatory of Music in 1984, and received a Distinguished Accomplishments Award from Goodwill Industries in 1994. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Musmann has been cited in the 59th through 63rd editions of Who's Who in America, the 23rd edition of Who's Who in the World, and the 25th and 27th editions of Who's Who of American Women.

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