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The Seminario, through a Student’s Eyes

03-02-2021

Last month, I was fortunate enough to participate in El Sistema USA’s Symposium and Seminario, which took place online. The week was full of informative and surprising sessions. Before the week began, I recorded two videos that were later used in the Symposium itself. The first was a video of me discussing how we mentor in my program, Sistema Utah, which was later combined with submissions from other World Ensemble Ambassadors. In the other, I performed “What We Will Be” by Danielle Williams on my violin. I couldn’t wait to hear how it sounded when joined with videos that other participating students had sent in.

Connect, Adapt, Thrive: Lessons in Resiliency and Community from the 2021 El Sistema USA Symposium

03-02-2021

Over the course of a week in mid-February, members of El Sistema USA met for the annual El Sistema USA Symposium and Seminario. Permeating this year’s sessions were the twin pandemics our country has grappled with for the past year: COVID-19 and systemic racism. El Sistema programs have had to confront the impacts of these crises at the local community level, and they had a lot to share.

Former Gymnast Forges a New Path Building Violins

03-01-2021

Former gymnast Amanda Ewing left the corporate world after 16 years, taking her first steps toward a more fulfilling career and life.

El Sistema USA 2021 National Symposium & Seminario, February 15–19

02-02-2021

El Sistema USA invites the field to participate in its virtual Symposium and Seminario, February 15–19 from 12:00-3:00 PM EST.

Arts Workers Are Building a Labor Movement

02-02-2021

As the pandemic ravages many of the world’s major industries, a labor movement has developed within the arts sector.

The Lewis Prize for Music Announces Accelerator Awardees

02-02-2021

The 2021 Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Awardees have been announced!

National Instrumentalist Mentoring and Advancement Network

02-02-2021

The National Instrumentalist Mentoring and Advancement Network (NIMAN) seeks to provide mentorship to promising young musicians of color in their formative, pre-college years.

ChiMOP Launches New Collaborative Community Project

02-02-2021

As part of their new Community Connections initiative, students from the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project (ChiMOP) will pair with young people from partner organizations across Chicago to create an original composition that represents their community identity.

Rethink Your Program’s Language Around Black and Culturally Diverse Communities

02-02-2021

Language matters and requires awareness.

Four Tools for Young Musicians Available from Carnegie Hall

02-02-2021

Sometimes teenagers learn best from other teenagers.

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