DR. LISA LINDLEY
“As Your Community Orchestra, we have a wonderful past and an exciting future. We thank you for being part of it.”
The Coachella Valley Symphony is comprised of an adult orchestra and two youth programs. The Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony was started in 1995, thanks to a generous gift from movie star and musician, Buddy Rogers, and the Beginning Strings Conservatory was started in 1997 as an after-school program in elementary and middle schools.
We are passionate about continuing the art of live symphonic music and music education, and we are committed to growing and expanding the opportunities for our youth. In addition to the free weekly group instruction our youth receive under the direction of Todd Montemayor, we also awarded 22 individual scholarships in our 2017-18 season. We recognize that individual instruction is necessary for complete musician growth.
Our youth programs begin in elementary school. They continue as middle and high school students into the Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony, and each year talented high school musicians matriculate from our youth orchestra into our adult orchestra. Our adult orchestra is a critical component of our youth programs. Without it there would be no place for these musicians to continue to develop their talent. This transition exemplifies our commitment from beginner to accomplished musician and to a life-long love of music. We are planting seeds that will grow in communities far and wide.