Dr. Mann is the conductor of the- Temecula Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra's Junior Youth Symphony.

This page contains some information and resources for the TVJYS.

For full info, please visit the Temecula Valley Symphony Orchestra's Website Youth Orchestra Section. https://temeculavalleysymphony.org/youth-symphony/


TVYS Mission Statement

The purpose of Temecula Valley Youth Symphony is to enrich the lives of student musicians with outstanding educational and performance opportunities for all levels, in a nurturing and challenging environment without discrimination. Working together with parents, private and school music instructors, TVYS will provide the finest possible training with rehearsal and performance opportunities to enable the students to develop, share and further enrich their lives through the power of music. TVYS believes that music is proven to enhance student performance in all academic areas.

Dr. Mann's group - the Junior Youth Symphony, is an Intermediate Orchestra for strings, winds, brass and percussion players. Emphasis is placed on orchestral performance skills, musicianship, ensemble technique and repertoire building.


2019/20 - Some Student - Teacher Resources from Dr. Mann

A quick reminder:Always bring your music and your PENCIL to rehearsal.

Practice Routine:

Remember - practice the scale for each piece before you play the piece.

Check the sections that give you trouble - practice them slowly first, then gradually speed up to the performance tempo. Be patient with yourself! It might take several tries to get "up to speed"

Ask you teacher for fingerings!

Use the recording (below and on our video page) to listen and understand how your part fits into the whole piece!


Here is some of our current music list with audio or video demos! These videos may help you when practicing. A tip - on YouTube, you can use the settings to have the video play at a slower speed - which can be really helpful!

Ancient Aires and Dances Professional group - MP3 CLICK HERE

Ancient Aires and Dances - young group on You Tube



  Brandenburg Sinfonia arr. Merle Isaac -



Ode to Joy, arranged by Richard Meyer



Allegretto from Symphony No. 7. Note - this is a string version, but matches our version, with a few instrumentation differences. Use it to follow the music.


The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Paul Dukas/arr. Andrew Balent

(featured in the original "Fantasia" film and sixty years later in "Fantasia 2000!")

Here's a cool video of a middle school orchestra (Kaimuki Middle School Concert Orchestra 2015) playing this piece!



Norwegian Dance No. 2, Edvard Grieg/arr. Michael Story

This version of the revered classic composed by Edvard Grieg has been carefully arranged for the intermediate orchestra. Pat special attention to meter and counting! Listen for the delicate beginning with the firsts on the melody and the remainder of the strings accompanying with pizzicato.

Here's a video from the Rochester New Horizons Symphony Orchestra







Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Longfield

From Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7," this movement is one of the great composer's most recognizable and performed themes. Featured in the award-winning film "The King's Speech". (We may save this for the Spring!)



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