How many Sistema programs are there in the US?
Sistema-inspired programs exist in almost every Latin American country, and there are now over 60 Sistema-inspired programs in the U.S.
What is Sistema program?
Sistema Winnipeg is a daily, intensive, program that uses music as a tool for social change. The program delivers musical training every day after school, at no cost to participating families.
Does the Simon Bolivar orchestra still exist?
Named after the Venezuelan national hero Simón Bolívar, it is the apex of the nation’s system of youth orchestras, although by 2011, it was no longer officially a youth orchestra because the average age of the players had risen too high.
Is El Sistema free?
Participation is free for all students. El Sistema Venezuela currently has dozens of orchestras and over 700,000 students, with plans to expand to 1,000,000.
How does El Sistema work?
El Sistema is a social change/youth development program that uses ensemble music to enable every child to experience being an asset within her or his community, inside and outside the “nucleo” (community learning center, which is the heart of the students’ experience).
Why was El Sistema founded?
To create beauty.” One of the most exciting initiatives in educational reform today hails unexpectedly from Venezuela, where in 1975 economist, composer and conductor Jose Antonio Abreu launched El Sistema, a free program in classical music for young children from highly impoverished backgrounds.
Who created El Sistema?
José Antonio Abreu
José Antonio Abreu, the Venezuelan musician, economist and educator who created the acclaimed network of youth orchestras known as El Sistema, died Saturday at age 78.
What is El Sistema USA®?
El Sistema USA® partners with The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University to award up to two full scholarships for music study to students of El Sistema-inspired organizations each… Here you will find a collection of valuable information that can save those involved in El Sistema-inspired programs time, money and effort.
How does El Sistema work in Venezuela?
The original program in Venezuela involves four after-school hours of musical training and rehearsal each week, plus additional work on the weekends. Most El Sistema-inspired programs in the United States provide seven or more hours of instruction per week, as well as free use of an instrument.
What is the Canales Project and El Sistema USA?
August 2019: In 2018, El Sistema USA and The Canales Project (TCP) began a partnership centered around “Hear Our Song”, a piece of music with a powerful message. A year later, we sat down with…
How many scholarships does El Sistema USA® give?
El Sistema USA® partners with The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University to award up to two full scholarships for music study to students of El Sistema-inspired organizations each year. We asked two of…