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Ivy Chamber Strings

Ivy Chamber Strings, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, is committed to providing high quality orchestral and chamber music training and guidance to Orange County young music players from 5 years to 17 years old. In addition to weekly rehearsals, students are given the opportunity to work with esteemed professional musicians to further their music learning in sectionals and master’s classes. We are looking forward to another wonderful and rewarding season for our young future musicians from Orange County.

The Ivy Chamber of Commerce provides junior high school students with community service opportunities to build up their leadership skills. Students are able to develop their management skills, organizing skills, event planning skills, and budgeting skills in musical events preparation and regular management. With friendly atmosphere, our musicians are capable to improve themselves along with music.

Ivy Chamber Strings 是在美国加州及联邦国税局(IRS)注册的501 (C)3 Nonprofit 非营利组织,地处加州美丽的城市Yorba Linda (Orange County)。自成立以来一直致力于为青少年提供高质量的管弦乐团和室内乐的指导训练和演出。在每周常规的乐团排练之外,Ivy Chamber Strings还经常带领和指导乐手们参加全美各类音乐比赛及演出。

与此同时,Ivy Chamber Strings还积极为初高中生搭建高质量的义工活动平台,让乐手们有机会参与到乐团的日常运营中,锻炼乐手们的领导能力、组织能力、管理能力、活动策划能力、财务规划能力等,让乐手们在友爱的氛围内不断进步成长,在美好的音乐环境下成就彼此。

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Brandon Miller

Brandon Miller

Brandon Miller has possessed a passion for drums and percussion for almost as long as he can remember.  Born in Long Beach, California, Mr. Miller spent the better part of his youth growing up in Chino Hills.  Beginning drums at age twelve in junior high, he went on to be a member of the prestigious Ayala High School drum line, as well as drummer for the jazz band.  After graduating, he began his formal percussion training with Robert Slack (principal percussionist, Pacific Symphony) after enrolling as a Music Major at Fullerton College.

After two years at Fullerton College, Mr. Miller transferred to Chapman University where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance.  He then began working as a freelance percussionist and educator, teaching percussion and jazz at several southern California schools including Marina High School, Edison High School and Laguna Hills High School.  In 2009, he was accepted into the CSU Fullerton graduate program where he completed his Master of Music degree, with a focus in Jazz Studies.  After completing the graduate program, he was accepted into the credential program at CSU Fullerton where he would obtain his teaching credential in May 2013.


Carmen Marquez

Mexican Violinist and Conductor Carmen Márquez is an Arts Educator, Arts Administrator, and LBGTQ+ Mentee of the Tent Organization in partnership with Sony Music.  Ms. Márquez is an arts advocate residing in Orange County - she believes in promoting equity and diversity in the arts. Most recently, she was a finalist for the 2021 Sphinx LEAD Fellowship.  She currently works for Pacific Symphony’s Santa Ana Strings as an Instructor and Program Coordinator.

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