Lois S. Musmann, DMA

Title: Conductor, Harpsichordist, Music Educator
Company: Notre Dame de Namur University
Location: Beaumont, California, United States

Lois S. Musmann, DMA, Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education and performance.

A devoted musician since her youth, Dr. Musmann went on to earn a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1984. Continuing her path, she achieved a Master of Music from the University of Redlands in 1986 and a Doctor in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 1989. Dr. Musmann flourished in the early years of her career as the conductor of Musica Viva, the Pacific Chamber Orchestra, the University of California Chorale Society and the Euterpe Opera Theater into the 2000s. Additionally, she was a visiting scholar with the University of California, Berkely’s Beatrice Bain Research Group from 2002 to 2005 and a professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Musmann commenced her current position as a professor at the Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California in 2001, in which she has excelled for the past 19 years. In 2014, she restored Musica Viva as its founder before its untimely shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finding great success throughout the course of her career, Dr. Musmann was the Baroque Concerto Competition Winner at her alma mater in 1984. One decade later, she accepted the Distinguished Accomplishments Award from Goodwill Industries and was a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Specialist in Music in 2004. Alongside these feats, Dr. Musmann recalls her greatest achievements have been her conducting, as well as her research through the Beatrice Bain Institute on women’s studies. A renowned harpsichordist, she notes her musical growth and teaching have topped all of her other accomplishments. Today, she maintains affiliation with the National League of American Pen Women, Association of California Symphony Orchestras and Pi Kappa Lambda. To attest to her legacy, Dr. Musmann can also be found in editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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