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Musical performances and stories inspire an audience

Lucette Moramarco

Associate Editor

The Fallbrook Women’s Connection’s monthly brunch on Friday, Sept. 15 featured a performance by eight students from the Temecula Conservatory of Music. They played several pieces of classical music and talked about the Musical Mentor’s Club.

The young adults ranged in age from 15 to 18 and were accompanied by the president and founder of the Temecula Children’s Music Foundation, Brian Bohn, and board member Chris Dahl.

Bohn, a father of six, explained how the foundation started and that having children in music lessons is similar to club soccer; “the dedication and sacrifice is the same.” The foundation raises funds to support the children in their musical education.

Dahl introduced a powerpoint presentation detailing the mission of the foundation which is to provide opportunities for young musicians in the Inland Empire to deepen their love for music, perform for various audiences and prepare to be future leaders.

Its programs include Orchestra which teaches structure and discipline for concert performances; Cello Fellows Club which creates belonging and provides educational experiences; International Performances which involves prestigious music competitions and cultural opportunities; and the Musical Mentors Club which offers mentorship and leadership opportunities.

The Musical Mentors develop leadership and citizenship skills with “passing it forward” benefits. Activities include leadership training, coaching mentees at rehearsals and leading sectional practices.

Participating in international music festivals also has many benefits. The students are exposed to different musical styles and traditions, have opportunities for networking and collaboration, get feedback from experts in the field, develop increased confidence and self-esteem, gain exposure to international audiences and have scholarship and career opportunities.

Their educational experiences will include a trip to Austria in 2024, where they will perform at several historical venues, visit locations rich with musical history, and participate in a musical exchange with a local Austrian youth orchestra.

Anyone wanting to support the foundation and help its young musicians go on tour to Austria, can donate at

After the performances, the inspirational speaker was author and radio host Laura Yang who spoke about her life and how she developed a relationship with Jesus. She now helps others on their faith journey.

Fallbrook Women’s Connection is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries; its brunches at the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens in Fallbrook are attended by residents (men are welcome to attend) from all over North County San Diego as well as from Temecula. The event is held the third Friday of each month. For more information, call Ginny at 760-723-3633 or email [email protected].


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