Our Programs

Renaissance Institute of Music, Inc.
 A California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

Our Mission  is to promote the growth and development of the community through the study, practice and performance of music.  We believe that by investing in the development of children through music they become ambassadors of peace, hope and understanding among people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.

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

All classes and rehearsals take place on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From To Event Notes
10:00 11:00 Beginning Strings Class A,
and String Builder Coaching
Coaching is optional.


* Rehearsal and Performance attendance is REQUIRED.


11:00 12:00 Beginning Strings Class B,
and Song Belt Challenge Coaching
12:00 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 1:45 Allegro Strings (Levels 1 & 2) *Rehearsal
1:45 2:45 Vivace Strings (Levels 3 & 4) *Rehearsal
2:45 5:45 Renaissance Symphony Orchestra *Rehearsal
5:45 6:00 Break Down/Clean Up


Required Rehearsals:

Renaissance String Orchestra  Allegro Strings & Vivace Strings

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
Studio One at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Allegro Strings  (Level 1 & 2) Required rehearsal
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Vivace Strings 
(Level 3 & 4) Required rehearsal 
Saturdays 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Your instrument, or instrument loan is available at no cost
Sheet Music, Instruction, Coaching, Leveled Orchestra Rehearsals

Renaissance Symphony Orchestra

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.
Studio One at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Saturdays 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Renaissance Chamber Orchestra

Advanced string players only, selected from Renaissance Symphony Orchestra and invited by the Music Director


Map to Studio One CCAE