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"Hot topics" with Eric Booth

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:10
In mid-February, Sistema Fellows Program faculty member Eric Booth hosted a conversation on Google Hangouts, joined by Eriel Huang '14, Tatjana Merzyn '14, Megan Moran '14, Liz Schurgin '11, and Xochitl Tafoya '13. The wide-ranging conversation began with Eric describing his recent experiences visiting El Sistema-inspired programming in twenty-five countries... Sistema Fellows Program

A new definition for El Sistema in Venezuela

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:45
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

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:28
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

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:24
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

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:13
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

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:00
"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

Master of Arts in Teaching to be offered in Juneau

Fri, 2015-02-20 23:56
In partnership with Juneau Alaska Music Matters (JAMM) and the Juneau Symphony (JS), the University of Alaska Southeast proudly announces its one-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Music K-12 certification program to reflect the changing role of today’s music teacher. As part of the course requirements, MAT students will... Sistema Fellows Program

Aubree's residency in Peru

Thu, 2015-02-19 21:00
I was recently awarded an Innovation Grant from the Sistema Fellowship Resource Center to observe and document the programs of Arpegio Perú through a three-week residency. Tatjana Merzyn, Sistema Fellow ’14, is the Director of Programs at Arpegio and leads an impressive Sistema-inspired music education initiative serving over 400 Peruvian... Sistema Fellows Program

PD workshop series underway

Thu, 2015-02-19 17:00
On Wednesday afternoon, nine Fellows spent an hour on a conference call with Sistema Fellows Program faculty member Greg Kandel. Two Fellows presented real life strategy challenges for Greg's feedback, and received additional suggestions from their colleagues on the call. This activity is part of a series of professional development... Sistema Fellows Program

Sistema Global Research's first podcast

Mon, 2015-02-16 21:34
Elaine Sandoval, Sistema Fellow '13, has helped to launch Sistema Global Research, including a series of podcasts in response to Geoff Baker's recent book criticizing El Sistema in Venezuela. The first podcast, featuring Elaine's interview of Emily Kubitskey, a YOLA wind ensemble director, is now live on the Sistema Global... Sistema Fellows Program

In Progress: WHIN Music Community School

Mon, 2015-02-16 17:15
In progress: a music-centered El Sistema-inspired elementary school in Northern Manhattan. Ever since he visited the Conservatory Lab Charter School during his year at NEC, David Gracia (Sistema Fellow '11) has been inspired by the vision of a school with music at its core. That vision may come to life... Sistema Fellows Program

Social Enterprise

Mon, 2015-02-16 17:05
When I first heard about the Social Enterprise Conference at the Harvard Business School, I was first curious to know the social enterprise sector, and, to be quite honest, to get a bit educated on what exactly this Social Enterprise thing is about. I wanted to see where my work... Sistema Fellows Program

Harmony Project Phoenix

Fri, 2015-02-13 10:40
Congratulations to Diogo Pereira, Sistema Fellow '13, founding program director of a new venture in Arizona: Harmony Project Phoenix. According to its new website, "Harmony Project is a research-based multi-year mentoring program for low-income youth that uses music as a means of positive development and social inclusion. Tanner Community Development... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, February edition

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:52
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

DC Youth Orchestra Promo Video

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:39
The Executive Director of the DC Youth Orchestra Program is Liz Schurgin, Sistema Fellow '11. Sistema Fellows Program

Plus/Delta

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:34
Shift:Englewood students discussed what they liked (plus) and what they would change (delta) after their field trip to Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project (ChiMOP) concert, featuring ChiMOP students and Civic Orchestra of Chicago fellows. Ayriole Frost, Sistema Fellow '14 Sistema Fellows Program

Fellows in Philadelphia

Tue, 2015-01-13 22:16
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

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:31
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

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:26
"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

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:16
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

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