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Founder & CEO

Debora Wondercheck is a dedicated corporate leader, with a profound commitment to social justice and equality with over twenty years of experience in education program implementation, and arts advocacy. Debora Wondercheck serves as the founder and CEO of the Arts & Learning Conservatory, she is also a professor of string pedagogy, a cellist, and an orchestral conductor.


Wondercheck remains unwavering in her mission to provide culturally inclusive artistic training and education to children in over 50 schools and believes that by nurturing and empowering the next generation, we can contribute to the ongoing healing and advancement of marginalized communities. Wondercheck is also the creator and producer of the county-wide, Juneteenth staged production called "Gospel Voices of OC", a professional project that pays tribute to the indomitable spirit and faith of African American ancestors through the lens of the arts.

Debora's impactful contributions have been recognized through various notable achievements. In 2023, she was invited to the Board of Trustees at Vanguard University, an esteemed acknowledgment of her leadership and expertise. Additionally, in 2022, she was appointed as Commissioner of the Arts and Woman of the Year by the city of Costa Mesa. That same year, Debora was honored as the Woman of Distinction by the CA State Assembly and Senate.

The Arts & Learning Conservatory, under Debora's visionary guidance, has received numerous accolades, including Orange County's Outstanding Arts Organization of the Year award and the National Youth Arts Award for Best Youth Production in Southern California. These recognitions highlight the Conservatory's commitment to excellence and its positive impact on the community.  Through the arts, Debora hopes to inspire and uplift others to strive toward a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

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