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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

The Ensemble, June edition

Mon, 2014-06-09 14:52
The June 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

Tony Woodcock in Juneau, Alaska

Mon, 2014-06-09 14:25
NEC President Tony Woodcock delivers a speech about El Sistema and the Sistema Fellows Program, with Lorrie Heagy (Sistema Fellow '10) and JAMM students at the Juneau World Affairs Council. Download JAMM's 2013-2014 final report here. Sistema Fellows Program

2014 Midwest Seminario

Mon, 2014-06-09 13:57
A gathering of Midwest El Sistema-inspired programs from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Lexington, and Chicago at Three Rivers School in Cleves, Ohio. Participants included Dayton Philharmonic's Q the Music, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra's North Limestone Music Works (Rachel Hockenberry, Sistema '13), Chicago's Metamorphosis Orchestra Project, COR's Music Project, People's Music School... Sistema Fellows Program

Sistema Fellows Program featured on TED Prize Blog

Thu, 2014-05-29 11:24
On a drizzly spring day in Boston earlier this month, three dozen musicians mingled in the President’s Library of the New England Conservatory, one of the most prestigious music institutions in the country. The weather did not dampen the infectious enthusiasm in the room. After all, 10 of these musicians... Sistema Fellows Program

Fellows at WGBH

Thu, 2014-05-22 12:44
The 2014 Fellows at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio practicing radio interviewing techniques with the assistance of Benjamin Roe, Managing Director of Classical Services. Sistema Fellows Program

Suki's graduation remarks

Wed, 2014-05-21 16:56
I warmly greet the Class of Sistema Fellows 2014 and all of those Fellows who came before, and with whom the Friends of the Sistema Fellows have shared such an enriching and meaningful time. More than ever I am convinced that each Class of ten was appointed by the Muses... Sistema Fellows Program

Fifth class graduation and reunion weekend

Wed, 2014-05-21 16:50
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An Inquiry into Creating Intentional Social Change through Ensemble-based Music Programs

Thu, 2014-05-15 21:44
The Fifth Class of Sistema Fellows has written this paper together as a culmination of a year of inquiring, discussing, observing and experiencing. We hope this document will be viewed as our contribution to the ongoing discussion and dialogue around using music for social change, and we see our audience... Sistema Fellows Program

805 seminario

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:24
Last weekend, students from the Incredible Childrens Art Network in Santa Barbara traveled to Ventura to learn alongside students from The New West Symphony Harmony Project. This seminario was the result of an ongoing collaboration between ICAN's Program Director Xochitl Tafoya (Sistema Fellow '13) and New West's Education & Artistic... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, May edition

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:27
The May 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

Year-end invitations, free and open to the public

Thu, 2014-05-08 10:46
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Creating and re-creating

Sat, 2014-04-26 11:21
The Fellowship has been an incredible space to reflect on how music can create social change. Collectively, we have thought a lot about the merits of ensemble-based learning, intensive study, community engagement, peer teaching and other concepts that would make music education a more democratic and social experience. How can... Sistema Fellows Program

ComMUSICation launched!

Wed, 2014-04-23 09:42
Inspired by working with Boston Children’s Chorus, Venezuelan El Sistema children’s choirs and her time teaching in Tanzania, Sara Zanussi [Sistema Fellow '13] returned home to the Twin Cities with a mission: to bring people from all walks of life together to share their own stories through choral excellence. The... Sistema Fellows Program

Creative Connections

Wed, 2014-04-23 09:31
The week of March 17, I participated in an annual project in Baltimore called Creative Connections. This weeklong performance project combines students from kindergarten to high school age, Peabody Conservatory students, graduates from the Guildhall School in London, and this year five Sistema Fellows, to create 45 minutes of brand... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, April edition

Wed, 2014-04-23 09:25
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

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