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The Ensemble, October edition

Thu, 2014-10-09 23:34
The October edition of Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth's publication chronicling the emerging field of El Sistema-inspired activity in the US and beyond, and featuring an essay by Julie Davis, Sistema Fellow '12, is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Where are they now?

Thu, 2014-10-09 23:23
An interactive map showing the current locations of the 50 Sistema Fellows, as of October 2014. Sistema Fellows Program

Teaching social change through song

Thu, 2014-10-09 15:42
While growing up in Baltimore, current Fishtown resident Alysia Lee was a bit of a problem child with a lot of attitude. "As a kid, I was really smart mouthed and prone to violence. I’d throw desks and chairs in school," Lee said. "I just had a lot of issues... Sistema Fellows Program

El Sistema@University Circle in the news

Thu, 2014-10-09 15:35
The Music Settlement, which offers music therapy, early childhood education and music instruction to people of all ages, announced it has absorbed the assets of El Sistema@University Circle and is offering scholarships to former El Sistema students. Isabel Trautwein (Sistema Fellow '11) in action. Terms of the arrangement were not... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, September edition

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:16
The September edition of Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth's publication chronicling the emerging field of El Sistema-inspired activity in the US and beyond, and featuring an essay by Lorrie Heagy, Sistema Fellow '10, is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Experiencing El Sistema

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:11
The fifth class of Sistema Fellows was incredibly privileged to experience El Sistema in Venezuela for four weeks in November and December 2013. The five classes of the Fellowship were granted unprecedented access to observe and engage with different aspects of programming as well as meetings with key members of... Sistema Fellows Program

Atlanta Music Project featured on ESPN

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:42
Photo: Anthony Alston. Go here for a gallery of behind-the-scenes images of the Atlanta Music Project video shoot, including Dantes Rameau '10 and Aisha Bowden '12. Sistema Fellows Program

El Sistema Lehigh Valley

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:48
Promotional video shared by El Sistema Lehigh Valley's Program Director Steven Liu, Sistema Fellow '11. Sistema Fellows Program

Why wait for the dust to settle?

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:46
Being from Minnesota, also known as “the land of 10,000 choirs” – and taking to heart Dr. Abreu’s advice to “do what I know best” – I knew I had to start a Sistema-inspired choral program in my home state after graduation. After two months of extensive community mapping, I... Sistema Fellows Program

Reflections on El Sistema at ISME

Sun, 2014-08-17 22:32
It’s been over two weeks now since I returned from attending the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil (July 20-25), but it’s taken that long, and the juxtaposition of ongoing work and presenting at another conference, to fully process a wonderful experience in the ISME... Sistema Fellows Program

Merida's orchestra system

Sun, 2014-08-10 21:40
I was interested in the progression of the students through the different levels of the orchestra. My own experience has involved a more rigid system - we think more of progress on the scale of the individual e.g. this musician has reached a certain technical level and is ready to... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, August edition

Sun, 2014-08-10 21:33
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, and featuring an essay by Katie Wyatt (Sistema Fellow '10) on her observations of El Sistema in the United Kingdom, is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Returning to Acarigua

Sun, 2014-08-10 21:27
The first day of my much-anticipated return to Acarigua, I stopped to chat with the núcleo director, Roberto Zambrano, while the orchestra was on break. He was on the phone, in full crisis-prevention mode.... It isn’t a real Venezuelan seminario without some kind of crisis, and once again fate had... Sistema Fellows Program

Westminster Conducting Institute

Mon, 2014-07-14 14:33
Co-Founding and directing AMPlify has been a joy for me. A joy that I hope will deepen as the years go by. Wanting the best for our young artists in AMPlify means first wanting the best for myself, so when I made a decision on where to receive some training... Sistema Fellows Program

Why You Should Care About Beethoven

Mon, 2014-07-07 14:32
Photo: Anna Wu Five years ago today, I decided to put a performing career on hold to chase something that I’d grown more passionate about. After spending more than 15 years of my life honing my craft as an orchestral and jazz trumpeter, the sudden change of heart in my... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, July edition

Mon, 2014-07-07 14:28
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 is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Give Your Life Away

Mon, 2014-07-07 14:23
What will be your legacy? It is hard to know that one thing or those few things that will leave a lasting positive impact on our world. For instance, few would ever guess that a woman making Johnny cakes for her neighbors in the middle of the 20th century on... Sistema Fellows Program

I REMAIN TRUE TO MY STARTING PRINCIPLE. TO WRITE SOLELY AS I MYSELF THINK BEST. FELIX MENDELSSOHN