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FEATURE: My Mexico City Experience

On February 28th I traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, to play alongside young musicians like me from all around the globe, in an orchestra festival under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel and Arturo Marquez.  When I first found out I...
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Become an OrchKids String Fellow

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program has launched a two year String Fellowship, running September 2018 – May 2020 (summers are off). This year the program is seeking violin, viola, and cello players. String Fellows will gain experience in teaching,...
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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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What Happened in Mexico City?

Recently in the The World Ensemble we featured an article about Las America Encuientros in Mexico City that brought together Sistema musicians from five U.S. programs, as well as young musicians from Puerto Rico, Argentina, Mexico, and the National Children’s Orchestra in Venezuela. Coming...
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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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Join the Dalcroze Institute this Summer!

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is used by Sistema programs around the world to complement traditional pedagogy.  It emphasizes rhythmic movement, careful listening, and improvisation, and unlocks creativity and activates music-making in balance with other kinds of study and practice. The Longy School...
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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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Celebrate Leonard Bernstein at 100 Together!

In 2018 the music world will celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the American composer Leonard Bernstein. A brilliant opportunity dedicated to Sistema-Inspired projects will be to perform a special arrangement of “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.” Thanks to Bernstein’s daughter...
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