Ambassador Talks: Tricia Tunstall

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Ambassador Talks: Tricia Tunstall

Axelle Miel, Ambassadors Program Leader (Philippines)


Aside from working together on projects and publishing updates about their respective Sistema programs, Ambassadors are given the opportunity to receive various forms of enrichment throughout the year. This month, they met with Tricia Tunstall, who cofounded The Ensemble and The World Ensemble newsletters and authored the seminal book Playing for Their Lives: The Global El Sistema Movement for Social Change Through Music.

The Ambassadors listened as Tunstall recounted her life experiences and the unexpected adventures that have accompanied her career. This led into an interactive conversation that ranged from personal challenges to unique El Sistema programs, to the historical impact of 2020, to career and life advice. It was an hour of dreams and inspiration that left the young artists thinking about their own place in the world.

Coming Soon. Later this month we will invite program leaders around the world to nominate students to the 2021 World Ensemble Ambassadors cohort. Led by Ambassador-graduate Axelle Miel, Ambassadors share stories from their home programs, collaborate on musical and cultural projects, and receive mentoring opportunities as a part of this leadership development initiative. Look for details in the mid-month Resource Basket that you will get in two weeks.


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