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


YOU PLAY BACH YOUR WAY, AND I'LL PLAY HIM HIS WAY. WANDA LANDOWSKA