Staff and Instructors Biographies 

James Paoletti - Artistic Director

James Paoletti - Artistic Director

James Paoletti has been the Artistic Director for Orchestra in the Schools since 1990. He earned his BA and MA in Music Education with a minor in Tuba Performance at California State University at Los Angeles. His career as a music educator spans 35 years in the Los Angeles area and at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Mr. Paoletti has conducted the Monterey Symphony, Monterey Symphony Chorus, Youth Music Monterey County Youth Orchestra (YMMC), and the Monterey Pops!

Sharon Halvorson

Sharon Halvorson

Program Coordinator

Don Dally

Don Dally

String Instructor

Bob Davies

Bob Davies

Double Bass Instructor

Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

Band Instructor

Ben Herod

Ben Herod

Band Instructor

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara

Guitar Instructor

 

STAFF

James Paoletti, CEO/Artistic Director

Sharon Halvorson, Program Coordinator

 

 

For more information about

our program,

please contact Sharon Halvorson at 

info@OrchestraintheSchools.org

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Endowment Fund

Orchestra in the Schools recently established an Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). Our Community Foundation is ranked among the top 100 Community Foundations in the US based upon asset size. CFMC’s annual average investment return over the past five years was 5.1%. 

The goal of OITS is to grow its Endowment Fund to $300,000 to create an annual cash flow supporting operating expenses. We believe this is an achievable goal as we reach out to potential donors and showcase all that OITS continues to accomplish by engaging young people in the expressive art of music.

Why establish an endowment? An endowment can provide fiscal stability and longevity for our successful and innovative program: Inspiring Success for all Children through Music.

Donations can be made as cash, stocks, IRA rollover funds, named in a will or trust.   Your generous donation will help sustain OITS in the years to come.

How to make cash donations: Make your check payable to:  Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). Write “OITS Endowment” in the memo line. 

Send it to:  CFMC     2354 Garden Road, Monterey CA, 93940

2019 Endowment Committee of the Board of Directors of OITS, Inc:

Louise Berry Chairperson.

Make your check payable to:  Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). Write “OITS Endowment” in the memo line. 

Send it to:  CFMC     2354 Garden Road, Monterey CA, 93940

OITS is a 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 2014  EIN# 46-4271913