Fellows in Philadelphia

Eleven Fellows, representing all five classes, participated in the El Sistema Symposium last weekend at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Sistema Fellows Program

Take A Stand's new national initiative

The National Take a Stand Festival is a three-year project that will begin in 2015 with a teacher training and pilot program, followed by the formation of regional youth orchestra camps in 2016, culminating in a 7-day national youth orchestra camp in 2017, featuring a final performance led by LA... Sistema Fellows Program

Marianne Diaz on Communities in Crisis

"I'm not the expert on people's lives. I might be an expert at listening and I might be an expert at inviting, but I don't know anyone's life..." So begins a compelling presentation by therapist Marianne Diaz at Take A Stand, a national convening of the El Sistema-inspired field, in... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, January edition

The January edition of Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth's publication chronicling the emerging field of El Sistema-inspired activity in the US and beyond is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Cultivating Cohesion

This process of developing and articulating a new practice, one well-founded in scientific research, was never a theoretical exercise for me, but part of my own desire to resolve for myself the paradox of the orchestra as agent of social change vs. orchestra as the most anti-social mode of cultural... Sistema Fellows Program


I DON'T CARE MUCH ABOUT MUSIC. WHAT I LIKE IS SOUNDS. DIZZY GILLESPIE
Attention

NEC Update January 27
Due to the continuing weather conditions, NEC will be closed Wednesday, January 28, for classes, rehearsals and administrative offices. Victor Rosenbaum's faculty recital will go on as scheduled at 8 pm in Jordan Hall. The Jordan Hall building will re-open at 6 pm. 2015-01-27


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