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Making the Case for Sistema at TEDxLuxembourgCity

Patricia Abdelnour, the Director of  Fundación Acción Social por la Música (Social Action for Music) in Madrid, Spain, recently gave a strong TED talk at TEDxLuxembourg City.  It lays out a strong case for Sistema programs with a global view of their...
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Superar Srebrenica Bosnia: Filming Student “Voice”

If “student voice” could be captured in a fairy tale on film, here is one way it might look. Sistema programs in many countries are exploring ways to increase “student voice” in order to intensify students’ motivation and social development.  A program in...
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Remembering Maestro Abreu

In memoriam: José Antonio Abreu May 7, 1939 – March 24, 2018 by Tricia Tunstall, Executive Editor We at The World Ensemble share the deep sadness of so many thousands at the death of Maestro Abreu, whose brilliant vision, boundless energy...
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Proven – musicians ARE smarter! 

Well…maybe in two ways, at least.  Working memory is the capacity to hold onto information even as you are processing it—to consider how it confirms, contradicts, and adjusts your previous knowledge.  This is essential to being a good learner.  Short-term...
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We Have a Gold Medal Winning Strategy

Adele Diamond, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Colombia, Canada, studies Executive Function and cites the value of Sistema programs in developing it. She noted to us at The World Ensemble that Norway ran away with...
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Sistema Cyprus Makes its Debut!

Sistema Cyprus had their first ever concert on the 10th February. The concert was titled ‘Through Music We Become.’ Students from Faneromeni area performed alongside the Cyprus Chamber Orchestra with Maestro Gerardo Estrada Martínez. Check out the video below: Date Published: 28...
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