By Ji Mean Lee
The LCHS 9-12 Advanced Orchestra successfully ended the 2015-16 school year with the Pops Concert and an end-of-the-year party. Now, as the 2016-17 school year is starting, the Advanced Orchestra is happy to welcome the new conductor, Mrs. Munday.
Before joining LCHS, Mrs. Munday gained experience teaching other string students. She previously taught the beginning strings and the string orchestra at La Cañada Elementary school, Paradise Canyon Elementary school, and Palm Crest Elementary school for two years. Because the previous conductor was only temporarily employed, Mrs. Munday interviewed for the position and was luckily selected as the permanent orchestra conductor. Having so much passion for the place, Mrs. Munday will now conduct the LCHS advanced string orchestra, which is made up of about 75 talented and dedicated violinists, violists, cellists, and bass players who meet every day during zero period.
Mrs. Munday is also a professional violin player. She has two bachelor's degrees from Chapman University, which are in Music Education and Violin Performance, and a master’s degree from USC in Violin Performance. She was also in the USC string quartet, playing as the principal second violinist. Now, Mrs. Munday is the member of the first violins in the Los Angeles chamber orchestra, which has taken tours to Germany and recorded at the International Bach academy. She also performs in records and albums for movies, such as “Finding Dory”, and tv shows, such as “Star Trek.” Mrs. Munday has a great passion for music and is “very excited to be in LCHS as the students are fabulous, and I am looking forward to conducting the orchestra.”
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