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Caltech Chamber Music's founding director, Delores Bing

Delores Bing retired in 2016 from the Caltech Chamber Music Program. She directed Caltech's chamber music program since its founding in 1979. Delores organized and coached in excess of 1000 small ensembles of Caltech students. Along with her husband, William Bing, who also recently retired from directing Caltech's concert band and jazz bands, she was awarded the 16th Annual Excellence in Teaching Award by the Associated Students of Caltech, and honorary membership in the Caltech Alumni Association.

Educated at Drake University and the University of Southern California, Delores Bing also maintains a busy schedule as a cellist in numerous ensembles in the Los Angeles area. She has performed as a guest member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with whom she made 5 recordings under the baton of Gerard Schwartz. She frequently performs with the Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and has served as principal cellist with the Orchestra, both in concert and recording. In addition, she has played on the soundtracks of more than 100 motion pictures and television shows ranging from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Trek to Wall‑E.