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Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open!

 

WHAT IS EL SISTEMA?

In 1975, economist and composer Dr. José Antonio Abreu created a music program in Venezuela that was transformational for children living in poverty. El Sistema (The System) has inspired similar programs throughout the world, each creating remarkable social change and producing extraordinary student musicians. The programs are open to any child with the enthusiasm and commitment to learn. Programs offer free or low cost instruments, intense musical instruction, and significant experience working in ensembles. The two most important aspects of El Sistema-style programs are inclusivity for all students, and joy in making music.

Learn more about El Sistema here: https://www.elsistemausa.org/

El Sistema USA is a documentary in process which highlights the El Sistema-inspired program Play on Philly!

This video show an exuberant performance by the original El Sistema youth ensemble, Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, a former El Sistema student:

 

In this video, Maestro Abreu explains the importance of equitable access to high-quality music education.

Current students:

Here is a link to our 2021-2022 music: recordings, scores, and individual parts for Go Tell Aunt Rhody, May Song, Allegro, and Angeline the Baker.  

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