Marshall Lewis is a business and estate planning attorney with a Wall Street law background. He was a board director of Civic Youth Orchestra in the 80s, serving as its President until 2004, when he co-founded the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. He also organized the After School Strings Program in Southeast San Diego, providing free music instruction and instruments to a largely underprivileged African-American and Hispanic community, a program now administered by Villa Musica. He served the Southeast San Diego community by participating in the formation and organization Central Commercial District Revitalization Corporation, acting as its executive secretary for more than ten years. He is an adviser to Doors of Change, which funds and promotes programs for homeless children and youth in San Diego, and is also an advisor, after serving many years as an officer and director of the Alvarado Community Association.
A native of Minneapolis, Ms. Eicher moved to San Diego in 1992 and joined the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus. She became interested in educational outreach and found success in writing grants to support it. Ms. Eicher combined her talents in business and music education by founding the City Heights Music School in the summer of 2010. A member of several non-profit arts and community organizations, Ms. Eicher is a passionate advocate for music throughout San Diego.
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Chris Danielson is a resident of Poway, California. He is the father of 9 year old Riley Danielson. Riley started playing violin at the age of 3 and currently plays in the YPO String Program with her younger sister, Sophie. Chris graduated in 1993 from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s in violin performance. He went on to study with the virtuoso violinist Camilla Wicks in San Francisco. In early 2000, his career turned to software engineering. He’s worked for many companies including the now famous SpaceX. He later started his own company MaxPowerSoft that he sold in 2010. He’s gone on to work on other entrepreneurial endeavors, including his recent work for LogVine which hopes to help incentivize consumers to “keep it local and natural” when purchasing produce.
Chris is a retired Computer Systems engineer and senior manager, having lived in Silicon Valley for most of his working life. On retiring to La Jolla in 2000, he discovered the pleasures of attending La Jolla Music Society performances and other arts activities in San Diego. Readily admitting he can’t play a musical instrument, he feels strongly that our youth be afforded every opportunity to play and experience the benefits of music programs. He currently serves on the board of his Home Owners Association.
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Dedicated artistic leadership, with exceptional credentials and experience, develop and nurture the music performance ability of our young musicians. Advanced ensembles develop soloist performance skills while instilling professional disciplines as orchestra members.
Victoria Eicher, Artistic and Executive Director
Lorelei Isidro-Garner, Assistant Director and BeatVox Director
David Rodriguez, Mariachi Victoria Director
Tomás Acosta, Las Voces de Mariachi Director
Heather Barclay, Percussive Wave Director
Alyze Dreiling, Conductor Emeritus
Ulli Reiner, Conductor Emeritus