Creative Team - Other



PamelaPamela Crum (Consultant and former Executive Director) started as a volunteer with Magical Music in 2004, working on the graphics and assembling one of the choral groups for its first One Town ... One Voice concert. Since then she was been involved in most aspects of the foundation and became Executive Director in 2013. In 2019 she retired as Executive Director and is still involved as a consultant for the foundation.


Magical Music's mission fit with her lifelong love of music and belief in the impact it can have on children and adults, both emotionally and educationally. Though she witnessed this in much of her volunteer work, she experienced it most closely in her daughter's response to music in all aspects of her life. Her daughter was a member of the Magical Music Singers, has a BA in Music, and finishing her Master's in Special Education (hoping to use music to teach children with learning disabilities).


Mrs. Crum has a BS in Business from the University of Southern California, with a major in Finance & Economics and minor in Management. In 1976, after working in the computer industry and as an administrative analyst, she founded her firm, The Design Shoppe, which does graphic design and consulting. Since moving to New Canaan in 1988, she has also served with Newcomers, Encore, Tri Delta, United Way (Co-chair of the annual campaign), the Parking Commission, and Congregational Church (Church School teacher, Children's & Family Ministries chair, Music Ministries, and as a Stephen Minister doing pastoral care). Email:



Don Maitz (Artist) is the designer of the "Zak" (our foundation symbol), "Russell", and "TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE" artwork. He has produced imaginative paintings that have been widely published and enthusiastically received for over 25 years. His career began and continues with extensive book publishing and has expanded into other areas including exposure as the original and continuing artist of the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. He has twice won science fiction's Hugo award with nominations for that award for twenty years, has received a Silver Medal and Certificates of Merit from New York's Society of Illustrators, and ten Chesley awards from his peers in the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. His numerous projects also include his work as a conceptual artist on the Academy Award nominated feature film, Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius and collaborating on a new Tom Hanks animated movie.




Beth Styles (Orchestral Arranger) is an award winning producer, musician, composer/arranger, and engineer, recognized for her work as a producer by EQ Magazine. A 20-year music veteran, she has produced a wide variety of projects that include R & B, Jazz, Folk, Rock, musical theater, original scores and full production CD's for singer/songwriters and has created scores for video/documentaries and many commercial projects such as the Mashentucket Pequot Indian Museum in CT, Logitech and the WNBA. She is also a music director for both churches and synagogues. Beth's latest Children's music CD, The Waggamuffins, The Amazing Singing Animal Troupe!, is available around the world. As a professional keyboard player and singer, she has performed in some of the most prestigious venues throughout the U.S. and abroad including Radio City Music Hall, The L.A. Forum, and The Georgia Dome. The Songwriter Studio is the name of Beth's production studio, under the parent company - B. Styles Productions, Inc.

Kendall Klingbeil (Scenic Design/Painter) is the designer for the many of Magical Music's scenic backdrops. is an award-winning artist whose work is exhibited in art galleries across the country, and her clients include John Lennon, Richard Gere, Dr. Robin Cook, Lord and Lady Walton, and various other restaurants throughout the area. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Kendall graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University as a theatre major, and continued her performing and set designing in NYC. Her artistic talents led to her designing a line of children's furniture for FAO Schwartz and on to landscapes, seascapes, large abstracts, still lifes, murals, and portraits of people and animals. The New York Times described her as an "energy painter whose works make people feel good." She is also an accomplished singer, tap dancer, and cook.





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