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North America

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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Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project Extends to Greece

Six years ago, Carnegie Hall started the Lullaby Project, pairing pregnant women and new mothers with professional artists to create personal lullabies for their babies. The project supports maternal health and child development, strengthening bonds between parents and children. In...
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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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Singing Their Way into New Connections

In March 2016, choir students from Bay Area Music Project in Alameda, California had the opportunity to collaborate with young instrumental music students from Music Heals International in Port au Prince, Haiti. Teaching Artists from both programs chose two songs (“We’re Going To...
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