Temecula Valley Youth Symphony

Dr. Mann is the conductor of the- Temecula Valley Youth Symphony  Summer Orchestra, and of the Temecula Valley  Junior Youth Symphony during the regular season.. 

This page contains some information and resources for both groups

For more 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. 

 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 recordings  (below and on our video page) to listen and understand how your part fits into each 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!

Sample AUDIO TRACKS - Current Repertoire (you may download!)

Video Examples

VIDEO Examples of current repertoire

(play along and practice! - some of these are just audio with a picture - but still great to play along...)



Surprise Symphony (Symphony No. 94 in G major, Hob.I:94, "The Suprise": II. Andante - arr. R. Meyer)



Best of Bach




Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 (arr. R. Meyer)





Star Wars (Main Theme) by John Williams (arr. Charles Sayre)




Past Concert Videos from TVJYS and TVYS