Side by Side Camp Opens Applications for 2023

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Side by Side Camp Opens Applications for 2023


“The world is falling apart. But these children reunite it through art.” So said Gustavo Dudamel as he reflected on his experience conducting Side by Side, the international music camp in Gothenburg, Sweden. Building on El Sistema’s vision that all children should have the opportunity to participate in music-making, the camp invites all students, no matter their experience levels. Applications are now open for next year: students ages 6–23 from around the world are invited to apply for camp’s 10th Anniversary (and the city of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary!), happening June 17–21, 2023. Whether your students are just starting out on their instruments or have years of experience behind them, they are encouraged to take part.

Students eager to get started on learning this year’s repertoire can already access the scores using the following link with username “Sidebyside” and password “Anniversary2023!” Remind your students to submit their application early to confirm a slot; the first application period closes on December 13. And check out our coverage of last year’s camp here.


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