Put Your Work on a World Stage

The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

Put Your Work on a World Stage


The Fifth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC5) will be in Seoul, South Korea, September 15-17, 2020. ITAC5 is now accepting proposals to present at the conference and has extended the submission deadline to March 6. Do you have something about El Sistema teaching to share with the global teaching artist community? This is the world’s premier platform for artists who work in community and educational settings—maybe present your work there.

The conference theme is Boundaries into New Pathways. Sessions will focus on activating and partnering with communities, peace and reconciliation practices, and unlearning (shedding traditions and empowering individuals)—things that artists do every day. Frequently described as “career-transformative” and “creatively invigorating,” ITAC is the best opportunity for programs and individuals to share their great work and make an impact around the world. Korea’s large El Sistema program, Orchestra of Dreams, will be present at the conference, but so far there are no other music-for-social change programs scheduled to present at ITAC5.

Find out more about presenting and conference themes here. To learn more and submit a proposal, go here. Applications to attend as a delegate (without presenting) will open in a few weeks. If it is best for you to attend as a delegate without presenting, keep checking the ITAC5 website to apply.
Also, you can join the ITAC Collaborative (free), a year-round organization that is building the first global network of artists who work in community and educational settings.