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Music For All: Austin Soundwaves

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:59
Click here to enjoy a short film about Austin Soundwaves and its director, Patrick Slevin (Sistema Fellow '12), featured on Arts In Context, a program of KLRU, Austin's public television station. Sistema Fellows Program

Atlanta Music Project's big surprise

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:38
A chance for the Atlanta Music Project to be recognized in the national spotlight! A special gift that would literally change the way we do business forever! An opportunity for our young artists to perform with a star! BUT – there is one catch…you can’t tell anyone until it happens!... Sistema Fellows Program

Bridge Boston featured on Latino USA

Wed, 2015-08-26 17:32
Julie Davis (Sistema Fellow '12) and her program based at Bridge Boston Charter School were featured in a recent piece about El Sistema on NPR's Latino USA. Sistema Fellows Program

Creative Music Making Abroad

Wed, 2015-08-26 17:29
I have been told by many that travel helps to inspire new ideas and ways of thinking, and even before this trip to London, I would have to agree. Being in a place that is not your home, seeing people and landscapes (even urban ones) that you don’t see every... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, August edition

Wed, 2015-08-26 11:37
The August 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 about public funding by Katie Wyatt (Sistema Fellow '10)and an essay about collaborative composition by Clara Yang (Sistema Fellow '14), is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Making aspects of the Sistema Fellows Program's curriculum accessible to local musicians

Mon, 2015-08-03 23:12
I am pleased to announce that, starting in September 2015, NEC will offer a brand new two-part course about designing community-based residencies through its School of Continuing Education. Building on curriculum developed specifically for the Sistema Fellows Program (2009-2014), the goal is to help local musicians, including NEC alumni and... Sistema Fellows Program

Collaboration & Creativity Laboratory Video

Tue, 2015-07-21 11:10
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Musical Service Residencies

Mon, 2015-07-20 10:37
"A few of my colleagues in the sector have voiced their growing concern over what might charitably be referred to as “Sistema Theatre.” You’ve probably seen the videos: giant massed orchestras, bright coloured shirts, exaggerated stage motion culminating in a strangely anti-social camera focus on hyperkinetic podium flailing. Spectacle has... Sistema Fellows Program

Collaboration & Creativity Laboratory

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:05
As a classically-trained pianist, I admit I’ve hesitated to teach the creative process to my students because of my lack of training and experience. I love to sight-read. Put any piece of music in front of me and I welcome the challenge. Yet when prodded to improvise, I feel like... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, July edition

Mon, 2015-07-13 11:41
The July 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 by Christine Witkowski (Sistema Fellow '10), is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Little Composers of St. Luke's

Mon, 2015-07-13 10:42
I’m uncomfortable with the label “The Creative.” When I hear that word, my brain projects a video in my mind: a brightly lit stage—empty—followed by the smooth voice of an announcer pronouncing “…and now, The Creative behind this innovative and disruptive project, Mr./Ms. So and So” followed by thunderous applause.... Sistema Fellows Program

Atlanta Music Project launches new site

Mon, 2015-07-13 10:16
According to a recent press release, the "Atlanta Music Project and The Kindezi Schools have formed a partnership to launch a flagship site for AMPlify, the choral music program of the Atlanta Music Project (AMP). Classes will begin in the fall of 2015 at The Kindezi School's West Lake campus.... Sistema Fellows Program

Charting a Path to Clarity in Sistema-inspired Work

Fri, 2015-06-19 14:23
One of my education systems professors at the Harvard Graduate School of Education recently shared that “People support most what they help create.” (Cassidy 2015) For Sistema-inspired leaders and especially those who have delved into program design, applying this simple but powerful aphorism can help them chart a compelling vision... Sistema Fellows Program

Music and Language, Music and Nature

Mon, 2015-06-15 21:26
This spring, through the generosity of NEC and the Sistema Fellowship Resource Center, I was able to attend Victor Wooten's Music and Nature Camp outside of Nashville, Tennessee. For those of you not familiar, Wooten is the bass player for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and author of the book... Sistema Fellows Program

American Choral Directors Association conference

Fri, 2015-06-12 15:23
I recently attended the American Choral Directors Association conference, taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah. Last Fall, I successfully crafted a grant to fully fund the airfare, conference fees, hotel and food per diem for three Sister Cities Girlchoir teaching artists. The Resource Center's travel assistance fund provided support... Sistema Fellows Program

Photos of El Sistema at Jordan Hall

Tue, 2015-06-09 14:59
All photos by Andy Hurlbut, featuring Avi Mehta, Sistema Fellow '12, and David France, Sistema Fellow '12. Not pictured: Julie Davis, Sistema Fellow '12, and Graciela Briceno, Sistema Fellow '11. Sistema Fellows Program

Our audience

Tue, 2015-06-09 11:55
When the Sistema Fellows Program provided me with the opportunity to visit Lorrie Heagy’s El Sistema-inspired nucleo four years ago, I knew I would soon return. So much of JAMM's programming resonated with me--the in-school program model in which El Sistema's culture infuses within a public school’s community, the focus... Sistema Fellows Program

Little Composers of St. Luke's

Fri, 2015-06-05 09:33
I recently traveled to New York City to take part in the Little Composers of St. Luke’s project with the generous assistance of the Sistema Fellowship Resource Center. A creative music-making workshop spearheaded by the dynamic Clara Yang (Sistema Fellow ’14), this event brought together students from the Youth Orchestra... Sistema Fellows Program

Local Fellows bring students to Jordan Hall

Wed, 2015-06-03 09:33
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The Ensemble, June edition

Sun, 2015-05-31 10:08
The June 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 by Aubree Weiley (Sistema Fellow '14), is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

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