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A Journey With Wings

On February 28th, eight students of Sistema New Brunswick took off for Mexico City, embarking on a long journey that highlighted the even longer musical journey they are taking in their lives. Years ago, these students began with instruments made...
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Music Leadership Academy in Michigan next Summer

Next summer The Archipelago Project will host a Music Leadership Academy in Traverse City, Michigan from 18-28 July. The Academy is for students in grades 5-12 and will focus on musical/social leadership, improvisation, arranging, and creative composition. Students will perform almost...
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EDITORIAL: Should We Include Middle Class Kids?

It came up for the third time in a month, and this time loud and clear.  The setting was a first-ever Forum of Sistema-inspired organizations in South Korea.  The panel included seven presenters.  The government arts education agency KACES sponsored...
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Apply Today! Sistema Sweden Academy in January

El Sistema Sweden will host its annual Sistema Sweden Academy on 26-28 January 2018 in Stockholm.  This intensive series of workshops for teachers and administrators from many countries will focus on leading Sistema-inspired orchestras and choruses; workshops will be led...
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Seminario in Palestine

The Palestinian Al Kamandjati Summer Orchestra Festival brought together students, international educators, and professional musicians for one week of rehearsals, sectionals, lessons, and other fun musical activities. After these days of intensive practice, the orchestra presented Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony for...
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Batuta Welcomes the World

For Fundación Nacional Batuta in Colombia, 2017 has been a year of important international collaborations. The first was with Buskaid, a South African music academy founded by Rosemary Nalden that works with more than 125 students to ensure high quality...
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Batuta and Berklee Join Forces

Fundación Nacional Batuta has begun a collaboration with Berklee College of Music that will benefit young people and teachers throughout Colombia.  After a visit to Bogotá, Roger Brown, president of Berklee, voiced his support of a collaboration between Berklee and...
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