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Celebrate Leonard Bernstein at 100 Together!

In 2018 the music world will celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the American composer Leonard Bernstein. A brilliant opportunity dedicated to Sistema-Inspired projects will be to perform a special arrangement of “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.” Thanks to Bernstein’s daughter...
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Singing Their Way into New Connections

In March 2016, choir students from Bay Area Music Project in Alameda, California had the opportunity to collaborate with young instrumental music students from Music Heals International in Port au Prince, Haiti. Teaching Artists from both programs chose two songs (“We’re Going To...
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FEATURE: Very Young Composers, Around the World

Can the core musical endeavors of El Sistema be enhanced by introducing the art of music composition?  At the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers (VYC), we believe the answer is yes.  We feel that all music education is furthered by...
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FEATURE: Very Young Composers, Around the World

Can the core musical endeavors of El Sistema be enhanced by introducing the art of music composition?  At Very Young Composers (VYC), we believe the answer is yes.  We feel that all music education is furthered by empowering students to...
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Honoring Leonard Bernstein

To honor the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the Leonard Bernstein office, Hal Leonard and Bernstein’s children Jamie, Alexander and Nina have collaborated with El Sistema USA to create a special arrangement of the song “Somewhere” from West Side Story. This arrangement has been...
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Sistema Global: Friends of El Sistema Worldwide

Many readers probably already know about the website Sistema Global: Friends of El Sistema Worldwide. It is a multipurpose home base for the global movement. We encourage colleagues to check out the free resources it offers (and please add resources...
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