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Chapters

Fri, 2015-04-03 16:14
What do you think of when you hear the word “chapters”? Some people might imagine parts of a book, or parts of a life. Maybe you think of different groups that are part of a larger whole, like a chapter of a fraternity or other professional organization. These are just... Sistema Fellows Program

MYCincinnati's Ambassador Ensemble

Wed, 2015-04-01 23:03
The Ambassador Ensemble is a sextet of young Price Hill musicians led by MYCincinnati (founded by Laura Jekel, Sistema Fellow '11) Assistant Director and Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellow Eddy Kwon. Throughout the school year, this group has been engaging in weekly critical discussions around identity, social justice, power, and the... Sistema Fellows Program

Side-by-Side concert report

Wed, 2015-04-01 22:58
On Friday, March 20, I traveled to Boston to observe the Longy Sistema Side-by-Side concert and to speak with teachers and program directors who were involved in the collaboration. My biggest takeaway was how great the orchestra sounded. Comprised of students from several Sistema-inspired programs in the Boston area, the... Sistema Fellows Program

Andrea Landin podcast

Wed, 2015-04-01 22:49
Elaine Sandoval, Sistema Fellow '13, has helped to launch Sistema Global Research, including a series of interviews with El Sistema-inspired practitioners. The third podcast in this series, featuring Elaine's interview of Andrea Landin, Sistema Fellow '13, is now live on the Sistema Global website. Here is an excerpt from the... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, April edition

Wed, 2015-04-01 22:36
The April 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

"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

IF YOU HAVE TO ASK WHAT JAZZ IS, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW. LOUIS ARMSTRONG