Meet the Sistema Fellows

The first two sets of graduates of the Sistema Fellows Program at New England Conservatory (previously called Abreu Fellows)—the classes of 2010 and 2011—are now developing El Sistema–inspired programs throughout the United States. The classes of 2012 and 2013 are following in their footsteps.

NEC has now welcomed 10 more participants in the program: the Class of 2014, who entered in the fall. These gifted young musicians, passionate about their art and social change, will take part in an intensive schedule of seminars and practicums, culminating in a residency in Venezuela, where they will observe and participate in that country's 35-year-old El Sistema program—the original on which they will model their own work.

Follow the links on this page to find bios for the fifth class of Sistema Fellows, who will complete the program in 2014.

Amelia Downs
Arusha, Tanzania, and Cambridge, England

Ayriole Frost
Chicago, Illinois

Beverly Hiong
Singapore

Eriel Huang
Cape Town, South Africa

Tatjana Merzyn
Trujillo, Peru, and Hamburg, Germany

Megan Moran
Portland, Oregon

Hana Morford
Baltimore, Maryland

Ricki Nelson
San Francisco, California

Aubree Weiley
Chicago, Illinois

Clara Yang
Brooklyn, New York

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