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Looking to the future

Fri, 2016-02-05 13:59
While much of the rest of the East Coast was busy shoveling out from the major snowstorm, twenty Sistema Fellows reunited for a weekend in Boston last month. This was an opportunity for us, all alumni of New England Conservatory’s Sistema Fellows Program, to share our individual experiences since the... Sistema Fellows Program

El Sistema for Choruses

Sat, 2016-01-30 21:29
The qualities central to the El Sistema way—including working in underserved communities, intense focus, high expectations, and joyful learning—are also key aspects of many children and youth choral programs that do not identify as "El Sistema-inspired"… But Grogan and other founders say that El Sistema-inspired choral programs are different in... Sistema Fellows Program

El Sistema: Music for Social Change

Sat, 2016-01-30 21:19
"This collection of essays, edited by Christine Witkowski [Sistema Fellow '10], offers practical information for those seeking knowledge, inspiration or guidance for adapting El Sistema to widely diverse settings, particularly within the USA. This book explores the voices and experiences of teachers, leaders, parents, and experts from related fields with... Sistema Fellows Program

Kidznotes 2015 annual report

Sat, 2016-01-30 21:10
"Since 2009, enrollment has grown dramatically from 60 to 330 children who participate, and next year we are poised to take Kidznotes [founded by Katie Wyatt, Sistema Fellow '10] to the next level. In the 2016-17 school year our goal is to serve 500 kids, expanding our enrollment by 200... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, February edition

Sat, 2016-01-30 20:58
The February 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

Synchrony and Musicality Project

Sat, 2016-01-30 20:39
Jonathan Govias (Sistema Fellow '10) invites your participation in an El Sistema-related research project investigating the non-verbal interactions of chamber musicians. The study is comprised of of eighteen audio excerpts, none more than about a minute long, to rate on three different criteria. It takes no more than thirty minutes... Sistema Fellows Program

Fishbowl conversation photos

Thu, 2016-01-28 00:04
Photos by Alejandro Lazo Sistema Fellows Program

Sistema Fellows Program reunion

Thu, 2016-01-28 00:01
Photos by Alejandro Lazo Sistema Fellows Program

Exploring Colombia's Youth Music Initiatives

Mon, 2016-01-04 11:36
Prior to arriving in Colombia this past summer, given their proximity on the map, similar heritage, and testimonies by numerous visitors, I had numerous preconceived ideas of what to expect based on my previous trips to Venezuela. I came away from my three-week trip realizing that Colombia was a country... Sistema Fellows Program

The Five C's: Lerner's Positive Youth Development Model

Thu, 2015-12-31 15:46
When I applied for a travel assistance grant to attend the Take A Stand conference in October 2015, my interest lay in attending the tracks dedicated to developing peer-mentoring skills and programs within an El Sistema site. Little did I know that closer to the conference date, I would be... Sistema Fellows Program

Jan. 24: Conversation featuring the Sistema Fellows

Wed, 2015-12-30 14:36
Music in 2050 presents the Sistema Fellows (2009-2014) in a conversation about the future El Sistema and community-based music education: What is the future of this field? Sunday, January 24, 2:30 – 4:00pm Pierce Hall, 241 St. Botolph Street Representatives from each of the five classes of Sistema Fellows will... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, January edition

Wed, 2015-12-30 13:25
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

AMP's 2015 annual report

Tue, 2015-12-29 14:54
It was a big year for the Atlanta Music Project, led by Dantes Rameau (Sistema Fellow '10) and Aisha Bowden (Sistema Fellow '12). Read all about it in their colorful and informative annual report. Sistema Fellows Program

Tools of the Mind

Tue, 2015-12-29 14:42
At the heart of Bridge Boston Charter School’s El Sistema-inspired music program is a commitment to empower young students to become active creators of their own future. Our program’s instructional scope and sequence is supplemented with the socio-emotional Tools of the Mind curriculum, an identified set of problem solving skills... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, December edition

Fri, 2015-12-18 13:03
The December edition of Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth's publication chronicling the emerging field of El Sistema-inspired activity in the US and beyond, including an essay co-authored by Laura Jekel (Sistema Fellow '11) is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

El Sistema Survey course available

Fri, 2015-12-18 12:29
Based on content developed through NEC’s five-year investment in the Sistema Fellows Program, a new 7-session career development opportunity is available this spring through NEC’s School of Continuing Education… El Sistema Survey (Investigating Music Education for Social Change) Instructor: Heath Marlow, Director, Sistema Fellowship Resource Center What is El Sistema?... Sistema Fellows Program

Reuniting in Atlanta

Mon, 2015-11-30 00:32
Reuniting with my colleagues in the Sistema Fellowship always provides new ideas and inspiration, and my time with Dantes Rameau and the Atlanta Music Project was no exception. Dantes and I were roommates during the first year of the Sistema Fellows Program and we experienced everything Sistema for the first... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, November edition

Mon, 2015-11-30 00:18
The November 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

MAT teaching artist scholarship announcement

Mon, 2015-11-30 00:14
The University of Alaska Southeast MAT scholarship program in partnership with JAMM and the Juneau Symphony has officially launched for the 2016-2017 school year! Program participants will earn their Secondary Master’s of Arts in Teaching with a K-12 music certification in one year by completing their student teaching requirements at... Sistema Fellows Program

November 15: String Teachers Workshop

Tue, 2015-10-27 10:06
The Dare to Aspire workshop exists to inspire, support, and equip string teachers in the "Music for Social Change" movement around New England who have dedicated their lives to serving under-served youth. Giving them access to world class teacher trainers and opportunities for collaborative problem solving with regional colleagues we... Sistema Fellows Program

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