North America

Share Your Time & Talent: Sistema Connect

By Graciela Briceno, Founder and current board member, Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program Former Managing Editor, The World Ensemble Looking for a meaningful New Year’s Resolution that will benefit children and your own musical journey? Sign up to become a Sistema Connect Volunteer and help an emerging El Sistema program,...
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Rotating Student Leadership Roles at Tocando

by Claudia Saldaña, Ph.D., and Beverley Argus-Calvo, Ph.D., College of Education, The University of Texas at El Paso Widening participation is one of the goals of Tocando, an El-Sistema inspired program in the U.S/Mexico border city of El Paso, Texas....
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Transition Time: A New Home for The WE

Editorial by Eric Booth and Tricia TunstallCo-founders, The World Ensemble It’s exhilarating to make something new. Anyone who’s ever started a “music for social change” program, or any kind of new program, or even any work of art or craft, knows that...
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EDITORIAL: The Transformative Power of Big

I have been lucky enough to attend the last three gatherings of the global Sistema’s biggest events—Side by Side by El Sistema Sweden, Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra, and the YOLA National Festival.  There is no getting around it—these are gigantically...
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