What is CICA?

Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocal music education and performance opportunities in Ventura County.  Current projects are the CSU Channel Islands Choir and the Pleasant Valley School District Chorus.

The CSU Channel Islands Choir is a class that is offered at the university and is open to students, faculty and staff and the community. The students enjoy the benefit of singing with experienced choral singers and professional musicians.  Each semester, the choir performs at a venue in the community as well as on campus.  Each spring, the choir performs a major choral work with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra.

The PVSD Chorus is an afterschool program for elementary and middle school students.  Students rehearse once a week throughout the school year with many performance opportunities that may include: on-campus concert of the semester’s repertoire for friends and family; holiday caroling at the Camarillo Premium Outlets; the Camarillo Christmas Parade; the Daniel Pearl World Music Festival sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club in Camarillo.

Board Members

President: Joan Luoto Rust

Singer; PVSD Chorus administrator; former software engineer, technical writer, web developer, yoga teacher, volunteer Mary Health of the Sick, and volunteer Casa Pacifica.

Treasurer: Robert Rust

Trustee, Pleasant Valley School District; Treasurer, Pleasant Valley Historical Society (and 2007 Don); Retired aerospace engineer; Former small business owner (VCNet,Camarillo)

Secretary: Molly Kohler Pei

Singer; Actor; Voiceover artist; Writer; Member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA

Quint Morris

Singer; Ventura County business owner (Quicknets, Camarillo)

Ivar Tombach

Singer; Independent environmental consultant; Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America from 2011 to 2015; Former Vice President and National Program Manager of international consulting and engineering firm; Co-founder, former Vice President and member of board of directors of aeronautical and environmental research and consulting firm; Former church Minister of Music; Former President of non-profit association affiliated with the California Institute of Technology

MICHAEL MAYER

Research Attorney (Supervisor), Ventura County Superior Court; Berkeley School of Law ('94); Sarah Lawrence College ('89); Volunteer with Ventura Audubon Society; Golf, Singing, Guitar.

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