Charting a Path to Clarity in Sistema-inspired Work

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

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

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

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

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