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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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Sistema Updates from the United States

Here are a few new Sistema ideas in the United States, and an invitation to the join the El Sistema USA National Symposium at the end of January: A course at El Sistema Oklahoma, in partnership with Oklahoma City University,...
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La Red Brings Its Original Music to the U.S.A.

La Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín (The Music School Network of Medellín) toured the East Coast of the United States in November. Eighty students from La Red’s 27 music schools across Medellín, Colombia were selected through auditions to be...
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A Global Field of Teaching Artists

I wish I could sit down with you over coffee.  All of you.  Every one of the readers of The WE who work so hard to build a new way for young people to find their way into expanded lives...
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