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Strings

Symphony for a Broken Orchestra

Found Sound Nation, in collaboration with Symphony for a Broken Orchestra, meticulously recorded the sounds of over 800 broken instruments from the Philadelphia public school district, in an effort to inspire the public to ‘adopt’ these instruments and fund their restoration for...
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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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How To Make a Paper String Instrument

Many Sistema programs worldwide make use of Paper Instruments. Some programs use them when real instruments are unavailable, while others use them as a step in the orchestral learning ladder for young children. One such program, Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program in...
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Video Tips for Students from Carnegie Hall!

The NYO-USA is America’s national youth orchestra, founded and led annually by Carnegie Hall.  They have now added NYO-U, an alumni-led/produced set of videos offering tips for young musicians from NYOs alums.  NYO-U is a collection of original mini–master classes...
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How is a Violin Made? Find out!

Have you ever wondered how a violin is made? Check out this video to find out! Be sure to share with your students, as an understanding of how a violin is made and works can help students understand the importance...
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