This past Monday, our orchestra students volunteered with a local music nonprofit, MUSICA!, for the first time.
MUSICA! is a member of the internationally renown El Sistema network which uses the transformative power of music to radically change the lives of underprivileged youth. MUSICA! offers free classical music training to students of the San Jacinto Unified School District and runs the Inland Valley Youth Orchestra. MUSICA!’s vision of using the arts to break down social barriers and foster positive human development resonates with the founding principles of Idyllwild Arts and we are proud to begin a fruitful collaboration! We hope to have our students engaged with MUSICA! on a consistent basis throughout the year as music mentors, guest composers, and performers alongside the youth orchestra.