This Thanksgiving I have gratitude in my heart for the music our students make together, for their eagerness to learn and their quirky hopeful ways of absorbing so much.
runs November 22-29 and we are aiming to spread the word FAR and wide. Use Facebook, email, messaging, twitter and Instagram, Linkd-in or any other means you know of to reach friends who can support MUSICA!
The more contacts we share the better chance we have of reaching our goal. Here's what is important. MUSICA! serves over 100 students in our valley. MUSICA! brings an unparalleled level of excellence and pride in musical artistry to our community. MUSICA! wants to keep alive and well. Without adequate "sustainable" income we cannot. No one person can sustain the organization that reaches so many string students. WE NEED YOU! You can start now and give any time up until midnight on Tuesday November 29. Sharing is just as important as giving! Giving is easy,
Inland Valley Youth (IVY) Orchestra founded in 2000 provides ensemble experience to intermediate and advanced players from sixth through 12 grade, who meet weekly for two hour rehearsals and who perform frequently throughout the year. Repertoire includes both orchestral and chamber music in eclectic genres. This orchestra has performed with the MSJC community Orchestra, for the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, for Make a Wish Foundation, for service clubs, assisted care facilities and schools throughout diamond valley. An audition is required and there is a modest fee to cover the cost of music, and incidental costs. Scholarship help is available.
BRIDGE- Bringing Real Instruction Developing Great Experience an El Sistema style program in partnership with San Jacinto Unified School District. Classes are taught at San Jacinto Elementary School. This is a program of daily one hour instruction four days a week. Classes include beginning classes and sequenced continuation classes. Teachers are professional performers and string teachers. Instruments and instruction are all provided free to students who commit to the program.
Summer Strings Academy an extension of summer strings begun in 1998. This program offers one to two hours of daily instruction for students of any age from beginners to advanced players for three weeks in June four days a week. The program includes beginning instruction as well as intermediate and advanced level classes in technique, large ensemble and sectionals and chamber music. Registration fees are on a sliding scale and there are scholarships available.
MUSICA! Master Classes occur four times a year. Past master clinicians have included Elena Urioste, Don Reed mandolin, Leo Kitajima, Marshall Hawkins, and Teresa DiPietro. Master classes usually aim to work on improving one technical skill. These classes are designed for specific ability levels from beginners to advanced players. There are modest registration fees and scholarships are available.