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Teach to Learn

Although we live in a world connected extensively through the web and social media, it can still be challenging to forge meaningful connections between creative individuals from different cultures. This is especially true for individuals who seek mentorship within the...
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Youth Leadership Conference for Democracy

Students or alumni of Sistema programs who show a passion for leadership might be interested in joining a new program based in Gothenburg, Sweden, on November 11-14, 2019 – an international youth conference for people ages 18-24.  The conference will...
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A New Orchestra for Europe’s YOUNG Musicians

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, always rated among the world’s finest, is launching their new program “YOUNG” in August.  YOUNG is a summer youth orchestra for musicians ages 14-17, from all over Europe, who deserve a little extra support...
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Global Youth Service Day

Consider encouraging your students to join in Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), April 12-14.  There are many research-confirmed benefits for young people who get involved in community service projects. Many Sistema programs already do have a service component to round out...
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El Sistema USA Leads 2019 National Symposium

Over two hundred program leaders, teaching artists, supporters and advocates of the El Sistema movement in the United States came together in Detroit, Michigan in January, to reflect upon current practice and explore promising new directions in the field.  The...
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Join the Global Leaders Program

Last month’s issue of The World Ensemble carried an article on the annual gathering in Chile of The Global Leaders Program 2019 Cohort — an initiative of The Orchestra of the Americas with support from the Hildegard Behrens Foundation. The Global Leaders Program is...
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Side-by-Side by El Sistema Sweden 2019

Now is the time to sign up for Side by Side by El Sistema Sweden, with its six orchestras, early music and folk music ensembles, six choruses, and more. From 15-19 June 2019, 2200 young people from Sistema programs in...
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