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 accomplished 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. In 2019 we started the Buddy Rogers String Orchestra as an additional path for young string players who may not be connected to one of our after-school programs.
In 2018, we also held our first Concerto Competition to provide scholarships and performance opportunities to local youth ages 12 – 26. This has become an annual event, and these winners are featured in our spring concert.
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 group instruction, we also provide individual scholarships, as we recognize the importance of private instruction for musician growth. Twenty-four individual scholarships were awarded in our 2018-19 season.
Our adult orchestra stands alone as Your Community Orchestra. It is comprised primarily of volunteer musicians who enjoy performing and mentoring youth, and it is also a critical component of our youth programs. Each year talented middle and high school students are advanced into our adult orchestra. This transition exemplifies our commitment from beginner to accomplished musician and to a life-long love of music.
Thank you for supporting us and the future of live symphonic music. We hope to see you at our concerts!