Artistic Director, Sistema Armenia
Since 2010, David has been globally engaged with the El Sistema-inspired movement. After completing the Sistema Fellows Program, he co-founded the El Sistema program at Boston’s Conservatory Lab Charter School with Rebecca Levi ‘10. At Conservatory Lab, all students play in an orchestra starting in kindergarten, with music integrated into the school day; the El Sistema program provides 2.5 hours of music per day.
In 2013, David teamed up with Isabel Trautwein ‘11, launching El Sistema@University Circle in Cleveland, Ohio. After serving 35 students in its first year, the students and faculty from El Sistema@University Circle have transitioned into a local music school.
Currently, David serves as the Artistic Director for Sistema Armenia, a program that serves 120 students with a mission of strengthening civil society in Armenia through collaborative, ensemble-based music education.