Francesca Bori received a Certificate in Early Childhood Development from Santa Monica College and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a Certification in Music Therapy from California State University at Long Beach. She completed her Internship in Music Therapy at Fairview State Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, California.
Miss Bori began her music studies on the piano at age five with Sara Bori and began her cello studies at age 10 with Norma Bori. She further studied the cello with Cesare Pascarella, Gabor Rejto, and Eleonore Schoenfeld. During her studies, Miss Bori was a recipient of numerous music awards in Los Angeles, including The West Los Angeles Young Artists, Marina del Rey Women’s Club, Etude, Healey-Hartshorn Hutton, Southwestern Youth Music Festival, and Area D Award, which was presented to Miss Bori by Mayor Tom Bradley.
Miss Bori is principal cellist of the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony and is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Violoncello Society.
She has served on the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts faculty for over 30 years, where she teaches cello, as well as classes in the Early Childhood Department. In addition, Miss Bori is an instructor for the Community School’s Adaptive Music Program, a special education music program for children and adults with learning and social challenges.