Links & Other Resources

Follow the Fellows

Exploring El Sistema
The Resource Center's official blog

Sistema Fellowship Resource Center Report: July 2014-June 2016
A follow up report on the Fellows, their El Sistema-inspired programs, and NEC's involvement in the field

Resources from NEC and the Sistema Fellows Program

Experiencing El Sistema
Comprehensive summaries of the 5th Class's month-long residency in Venezuela by Amelia Combrink '14

Say Yes to Assess
Exploration of El Sistema-inspired Assessment Practice by members of the 4th Class

An Inquiry into Creating Social Change through Ensemble-based Music Programs 
Collaboratively researched and written document by the 5th Class

Perspectives on El Sistema 
Reflections by the 5th Class on their month-long residency in Venezuela

Center for Professional Development and Performing Arts Leadership
An initiative of NEC's School of Continuing Education to support music professionals, informed by NEC's investment in the Sistema Fellows

Other Resources

National Guild for Community Arts Education
A service organization supporting lifelong learning opportunities in the arts, including the field of creative youth development

Sistema Global
A worldwide platform for networking and advocacy

Fundacion Musical Simon Bolivar
A state-sponsored organization supporting Venezuela's National System of Children's Orchestras and Choirs (commonly known as El Sistema)

El Sistema USA
A clearinghouse for resources and networking for El Sistema-inspired initiatives in the United States

Take A Stand
A collaborative national initiative supporting social change through music through conferences and a Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Eric Booth
The Sistema Fellows Program's Senior Advisor has published a number of essays about El Sistema and related topics

The Ensemble
Eric Booth and Tricia Tunstall's monthly publication chronicling the emergence of El Sistema-inspired activity in North America 

The Power of Music
Resources and professional development for K-5 teaching inspired by El Sistema

Teaching Artists Guild
A national membership organization dedicated to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach

El Sistema: Music for Social Change
A collection of essays, edited by Christine Witkowski '10, offering practical guidance about creating an El Sistema-inspired program

Crescendo: The Power of Music
A documentary that tracks the journeys of three students in El Sistema-inspired programs in the United States, featuring Stanford Thompson '10

Juneau Alaska Music Matters Master of Arts in Teaching (K-12 Music) Program
A one-year MAT program, created by Lorrie Heagy '10, for string educators interested in El Sistema-inspired pedagogy.