Welcome to Renaissance Institute of Music Music for Life!

 

Community Youth and Family Orchestras

We are a community based family orchestra program, located in north San Diego County, California, and organized to provide opportunities for musicians of all ages to actively engage in making music in a performance setting. We provide free music instruction, sheet music, materials, and the loan of instruments for your student.

Announcing our new rehearsal and practice space!

Renaissance Institute of Music has found a wonderful new rehearsal home for our Orchestra Programs.
Renaissance String Orchestra, Renaissance Symphony Orchestra and Renaissance Chamber Orchestra have moved to:

Studio One at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido,
340 North Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025

We have a Saturday session from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and a Sunday session from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday Classes Available (Please sign up in advance for coaching from our Teaching Artists)

When: Saturdays
10:00  –  10:45  Musicianship Class, or Fundamentals of String Playing
11:00  –   11:45   Song Belt Challenge, or Fundamentals of String Playing
12:00  –  12:45  Lunch

Required Rehearsals:

Renaissance String Orchestra  Allegro Strings & Vivace Strings

Who: Beginning to Intermediate (Song Belt Levels 1 – 4) string instrument players on violin, viola, cello or bass, aged 7 or older, and adults in their immediate family
Where: Studio One at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
When: Allegro Strings  (Level 1 & 2) Required rehearsal Saturdays 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Vivace Strings  (Level 3 & 4) Required rehearsal  Saturdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring: Your instrument, or instrument loan is available at no cost
Provided: Sheet Music, Instruction, Coaching, Leveled Orchestra Rehearsals

Renaissance Symphony Orchestra

Who: Local orchestral instrument players on woodwinds, brass, percussion or
strings, aged 7 or older, who have had at least one year of orchestra playing experience, instruction, and/or permission of the Music Director.
Where: Studio One at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido,
When: Sunday Afternoon, 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Renaissance Chamber Orchestra

Who: Advanced string players only, selected from Renaissance Symphony Orchestra and invited by the Music Director
Where: Studio One at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido,
When: Sunday Evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.