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Upcoming Events

BRIDGE/ECHO Spring Concert​
Tuesday, May 7 in MSJC Theater. 
​More info soon

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December Concert -- Frosty the Snowman


Summer Strings Academy 2019 will be from June 10 to June 28. More information can be found on the flyer below. 
Summer String Academy 2019
Registration forms for Summer Strings are available now! Please see the Summer Strings Academy page for a downloadable form and more information.
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          BRIDGE/ECHO Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Information regarding the BRIDGE and ECHO programs for the 2019-2020 school year is available now! This year we will be offering our BRIDGE classes at locations in both San Jacinto and Hemet. Locations have not yet been determined. Applications can be downloaded below.
More information can be found here:
BRIDGE Information
MUSICA! Runs on Four Wheels
Discover the beauty of Strings!
  1. Bridge
    Bringing Real Instruction Developing Great Experience is 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 several 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.
  2. Inland Valley Youth Orchestra
    Founded in 2000, provides ensemble experience to intermediate and advanced players from 6th through 12th 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, for assisted care facilities, and for 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.
  3. Master Classes
    If you are a participant, you come prepared to play some music by yourself, and have a master teacher listen and then tell you what you are doing right and what you can work on to make your playing the best it can be. If you are an audience member, you get to watch, listen, and learn. You will see what makes master teachers great teachers and great musicians. You get to enjoy watching students of any age improve in their playing. Is it scary? Well it could be, but if you are a player, you are probably used to getting a little scared anyway. Are master teachers mean? Not the ones MUSICA! invites to teach!
  4. Summer Strings
    A great way to try out bowed string playing for a beginner. Open to violin, viola, cello and bass players of all ages and experience. Level I for students who have no training or one to two years of classroom instruction. Beginning class teaches students to read and count music and to play foundation repertoire for their instrument. Intermediate class teaches students how to play together in ensemble. Level II is an advanced string orchestra advancing bow technique, vibrato, orchestral and chamber repertoire in all keys. Learn to play or hone your skills in a supportive and friendly environment.
IVY Orchestra
Master Classes
Summer Strings
What We Do
We Help Our Community Discover The Beauty of Strings!
Our Mission:
  To provide free or low cost string training to players of all ages in the Hemet, San Jacinto, Idyllwild area of Riverside County.
We believe that the discipline and practice of music making enhances our lives and our ability to learn.  
Making music together serves to enrich our community and the world.
Who We Are
We have professional Educators on staff!
  1. Anna Ancheta
    Violinist, Anna Ancheta is the Conductor of the Inland Valley Youth (IVY) Orchestra. She coaches and conducts in the Summer Strings Academy, performs with the MSJC community orchestra, and conducts, composes and arranges pieces for the women’s chorus, Local Color. She has taught music at Westridge School, and in Hemet Unified School District. She created the string program at the San Jacinto School District, where she taught band and strings at Monte Vista Middle School. She holds a Masters degree in Conducting from University of Southern California, and a teaching credential from Claremont graduate school. She studied violin with Alice Schoenfeld and conducting with Rodney Eichenberger, Howard Swan and Robert Shaw. She has received teacher of the year awards from both Hemet and San Jacinto Unified School District. She founded MUSICA beginning in 1998.
  2. Sakari Dixon Vanderveer
    As a violist, Sakari Dixon has performed with several orchestras in Southern California including the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and the Southland Symphony Orchestra. She began teaching violin and viola while pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Composition at the University of Redlands, where she studied primarily with Kira Blumberg and Dr. Anthony Suter. Her interest in composition has also inspired her to promote contemporary music as a performer. In addition to premiering works of local composers in the Inland Empire Composers Concert Series and the Redlands Community Orchestra, Sakari has conducted a call for scores for solo viola works.
  3. Frances Moore
    Violinist Frances Moore is active as a performer and teacher. She currently teaches violin and viola and directs the UCR Chamber Ensemble program at UC Riverside. As a baroque violinist, Ms. Moore has performed with Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. Ms. Moore holds degrees in violin performance from UC Santa Barbara and University of Southern California, where she studied with Alice Schoenfeld and Milton Thomas. While on fellowship at the Banff School of the Arts in Alberta, Canada, Ms. Moore studied chamber music as a member of the Cecilian Piano with Menahem Pressler and Gilbert Kalisch.
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It Takes a Village to Raise a Musician
MUSICA! is providing  students of all ages music instruction with the intent to create a  positive community of well trained and passionate orchestral musicians  in our valley.

We need violins, violas cellos, basses in any sizes – used or new. You could provide a student with  a bow, or half a violin, some strings or a set of tuning pegs, a method book or some rosin and so much more!
Endow a  lesson or an hour or  two hours of grant writing time!

Donations of money can be sent to DVAC 140 E. Stetson PMB297
Please include the notation MUSICA! on your check to DVAC
To donate instruments  contact MUSICA! at 951-659-6312

MUSICA! is a non-profit 501©3 under the umbrella of the Diamond Valley Arts Council