A new definition for El Sistema in Venezuela

Today I débuted a new definition of Sistema. I’m sure it angered some of those in attendance by excluding many of the emotionally-laden trappings, if not misconceptions, about the program in Venezuela, but it shouldn’t have, really. Once you look at El Sistema for what it is – what its... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, March edition

The March 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

YAMA turns two

As our beloved Yakima Music en Acción (YAMA) turned two in the last month, I found that trying to understand YAMA as a two-year-old child has actually been quite illuminating and helpful, as we at YAMA continue to celebrate our successes, asses who we are becoming, and strive to continue... Sistema Fellows Program

Andrea Profili at MYCincinnati

For one week in February we had a guest teaching artist at MYCincinnati. Andrea Profili is a Sistema Fellows Program alumna and currently works, teaches, and trains teaching artists at El Sistema-inspired programs in the New York City area, including WHIN Music Project. Andrea worked with our students and teachers... Sistema Fellows Program

Sistema Global Research: Geoff Baker interview

"As far as I’m concerned, if you believe in social justice, then you believe in gender equality. If you believe in gender equality, then you have to put up your hand and say, El Sistema is a patriarchy, and you get more social action for your music if you’re male."... Sistema Fellows Program


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