Lori Loftus

Director, Concert Chorus

Lori Loftus is the Founding Director of the Southern California Children’s Chorus (SCCC). Her abilities as a choral conductor have taken her around the world as both a performer and a clinician. She is also acclaimed for her skills as a keyboardist, performing frequently under the baton of such renowned maestros as Helmuth Rilling, John Alexander, Carl St. Clair and Zubin Mehta.

In March, 2007, Lori was honored for a lifetime of achievements with the Outstanding Alumni Award for Excellence in Choral Music from her alma mater, California State University at Fullerton. 

Throughout her career, “Miss Lori” has brought intensive and quality education in both music and life principles to thousands of young singers.  Many graduates of SCCC have distinguished themselves in the arts as vocalists, conductors, managers and patrons. 

Passion for people and for music fuels Lori’s accomplishments in all areas of her life. With three children out of the nest, Lori resides with her husband, John, in Newport Beach, California. While their daily companions now consist of two entertaining cats and a school of tropical fish, the lively presence of their grandchildren raises the decibel (and joy) level around the house at least once a week!  Lori's favorite moments are when she is working with children, performing music, enjoying her family or competing in tournament golf.

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