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Our local talented young participants serve as concertmaster and principal players in their school ensembles, participate in top youth orchestras, are winners of regional and international competitions and other organizations, and go on to study at esteemed colleges and universities throughout the country.

School Orchestras:

  • Beckman High School

  • Colburn Pre-College

  • Jeffrey Trails Middle School

  • Orange County School of the Arts

  • Orchard Hills Middle School

  • Pacific Academy

  • Rancho San Joaquin Middle School

  • Sage Hill School

  • Venado Middle School

  • Woodbridge High School

  • University High School

Honor Groups and Youth Orchestras:

  • Fresno Madera California Music Educators Association

  • Honors Performance Series Orchestra (Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House)

  • Honor Orchestra of Southern Nevada

  • Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) Honors Elementary Orchestra (Segerstrom Hall)

  • IUSD Honors Middle School Orchestra (Segerstrom Hall)

  • Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Philharmonic

  • National Honor Orchestra of America

  • Orange County Youth Symphony

  • Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (Segerstrom Hall)

  • Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (Segerstrom Hall)

  • Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra​

  • Southern California Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Honors Elementary Orchestra

  • SCSBOA Honors Middle School Orchestra

  • SCSBOA Honors High School Orchestra

  • SCSBOA All-State Orchestra

  • Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Fresno

  • Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Fresno


  • American Fine Arts Festival

  • American Protege International Competition

  • ASTA Solo Competition

  • Baroque Festival

  • California Music Education Association Solo Festival

  • Competition Brussels Grand Prize Virtuoso

  • Diamond Bar Performing Arts Contest

  • Junior Bach Festival

  • Korea Times Music Competition

  • MTAC VOCE Competition

  • Musical Arts Competition of Orange County

  • National Young Artist Auditions

  • Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition

  • Satori Strings Competition

  • Southwestern Youth Music Festival

Colleges and Universities (IMF alumni):

  • Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach

  • The Colburn School

  • Columbia University

  • Eastman School of Music

  • Irvine Valley College

  • Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

  • University of California, Irvine

  • University of California, San Diego

Summer Music Festivals:

  • Aspen Music Festival and School

  • Meadowmount School of Music

  • Northwestern University Summer Violin Institute

  • Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy

Performance Venues:

  • Carnegie Hall (New York City, USA)

  • Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall (Orange County, California)

  • Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)

  • Zipper Hall (The Colburn School)

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