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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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FEATURE: All about Europe’s Superar

Superar is a multinational organization that manages and oversees El Sistema-inspired programs in six different countries: Austria, Bosnia, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, and Liechtenstein. Altogether, our programs serve approximately 2,700 children. Superar is the only organization supporting programs in multiple countries,...
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El Sistema Academy, Stockholm 2018

A paper orchestra? Who in their right mind would travel halfway around the world to learn how to construct a Paper Orchestra? El Sistema aficionados, of course. Josbel Puche was back at the El Sistema Academy this year by popular...
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Teaching Challenge: 43 Tips for 43 Years!

The World Ensemble is excited to launch its first Teaching Challenge: In honor of El Sistema‘s 43rd Birthday on 12 February, the World Ensemble is collecting 43 innovative Teaching Tips and Ideas from Sistema teachers around the world. Be a...
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