We are pleased
to announce the appointment of Thomas G. Kociela
as the new Music Director / Conductor of the Inland Valley Youth Symphony
Here's a message from
Dear IVYS Parents and Students,
Greetings! I am thrilled to have been appointed to the
position of music director and conductor of the Inland Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. The IVYS staff and I look forward
to collaborating with all of you to offer a program that engages and inspires the IVYS students as well as the surrounding
community. My goal for IVYS students is not only improving musicianship and technical ability, but to create an atmosphere
that gives rise to conscientious and well-rounded individuals who are inspired to set high standards for themselves.
Youth symphony orchestras are comprised of the most qualified
and driven students in a given region. By expecting more of themselves musically students begin to expect more of themselves
academically, as well as in other areas of life. Students learn to prepare independently, work collaboratively, take
pride in their work and humbly accept honest criticisms in order to improve. Lasting friendships are born, leadership skills
are developed, and a truly fun time can be had while working on some of the greatest works of art.
My youth orchestra experiences opened for me many academic, scholarship
and career opportunities, and I will work diligently to enable the same benefits for each IVYS student. I look forward to my first rehearsal with the IVYS students on August 18th
and meeting parents at the IVYS orientation on September 8th.
AUDITIONS FOR THE 2014-2015
SEASON ARE BEING SCHEDULED NOW
IVYS Students returning from last
season will NOT need to audition for acceptance into the program.
"NEW" students will need to attend an evaluation/audition.
1. Please fill out an Application Form for the group and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You will be contacted and an audition time will be set
3. Auditions will be held in the Temecula / Murrieta area (venue to
4. Audition dates/times:
- August 4th (Monday) from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm
- August 11th (Monday) from 3:30-6:30 pm
- A venue
is being finalized. You will be informed via telephone or email regarding the location of the auditions.
5. Within two days after your audition you will be contacted and
informed as to your acceptance into the Inland Valley Youth Symphony or the Junior Youth Symphony. Your placement will
depend on your level of playing and how it best fits into the two different orchestras.
NOTE: If you miss the August 4th and August 11th audition dates you may still audition prior
to one of our upcoming rehearsals.