Events/Performances

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

A Creative Response to Business as Usual

05-18-2022

Hats off to the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, whose clever response to a recent Infiniti ad turned the company’s stereotypical (and insulting!) depiction of a youth orchestra on its head.

GLP Imagined Community Concert: ‘Let It Be’ Mantras

04-20-2022

Ian’s favorite song was The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” which he regularly played alongside MVM participants. In the wake of his passing, the song became a source of connective tissue for the MVM community. For Ian, “Let It Be” was a message of hope; we wondered what three-word mantras would resonate with MVM’s young people.

GLP Imagined Community Concert: Music to Move to

03-16-2022

Shortly before our concert design was conceived and written, Eric Booth spoke to the GLP ‘22 cohort about using movement as a tool in teaching artistry. The message resonated with Emily, Natalia, Sandra, and me—we each had a story about how we taught someone, or learned from someone, using movement. We knew that movement had to fit into our event proposal El Sistema Greece (ESG), the organization we had been partnering with and learning from.

Save the Date: El Sistema USA Symposium & Seminario, April 28–30

02-16-2022

El Sistema USA has announced that their 2022 National Symposium and Seminario will take place virtually on April 28–30, 2022.

New Resources from the League of American Orchestras

02-16-2022

The League of American Orchestras, which supports 700 member orchestras across North America, has recently launched three resources aimed to support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the orchestra field.

Join the 10th World Summit on Arts Education, Oct. 11–15

09-15-2021

The 2021 World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) Virtual World Summit, titled “Arts Impact: Context Matters,” will be held October 11–15. Produced by Creative Generation, The University of Florida (UF), and the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE), the Summit will welcome arts education professionals from across the world to share their learning and develop a set of international principles for arts assessment. Learn more from Creative Generation and UF, and register via Creative Generation.

New Project Connects TAs across Asia

09-15-2021

Singapore-based teaching artist Jeffrey Tan is exploring ways that fellow TAs can advocate for inclusive arts practice in Asia, through his ITAC-funded program Teaching Artist Asia. The project seeks to document, map, and advocate for TAs working across the region, exploring inclusive practice and collaborating with the sector’s disability community. As part of the project, Tan and a series of guest speakers host monthly online sessions that unpack the unique ways that TAs in Asia approach their work. Sessions are free to attend, and the next one is September 27. View the schedule via ITAC to get involved. The project’s findings will be shared at the ITAC6 Conference in Oslo in 2022.

New International Music Festival for Young Musicians in Chile

08-18-2021

An Orchestra of the Americas alum has started an international music festival offering young musicians week-long intensive sessions with renowned faculty from the Orchestre de Paris, Metropolitan Opera, and other world-class institutions. The International Chamber Music Festival of Elqui is open to ambitious young musicians studying piano, strings, winds, and percussion, and will take place this November at Chile’s University of La Serena. Check out their website for more information, and follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts for upcoming information on how to register.

Register for Two Hybrid Events This Fall

08-03-2021

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Sphinx Announces 2022 Sphinx Medals of Excellence Awardees

08-03-2021

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