Union City Music Project artistic director Samuel Marchán gives a step-by-step demonstration of the process of building a paper violin.
Samuel Marchán, artistic director of the Union City Music Project, leads preschoolers in their first pre-orchestra workshop through a series of Dalcroze-inspired rhythm exercises.
Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema, delivered this inspirational speech upon receiving the TED Prize, revealing his wish to support El Sistema-inspired teaching in the U.S. Video courtesy of TED.
This video compilation includes footage of students rehearsing with núcleos across Venezuela. Video courtesy of Lorrie Heagy.
Karen Zorn, president of Longy School of Music at Bard College, describes how El Sistema-inspired programs borrow from and combine elements of various pedagogies.
Leon Botstein, president of Bard College and music director of the American Symphony Orchestra, discusses ways El Sistema can be adapted to meet the needs of local communities in the United States.
Erik Holmgren, former director of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory, discusses ways El Sistema-inspired programs can work within and even strengthen the existing musical infrastructure in the U.S.
Leon Botstein, president of Bard College and music director of the American Symphony Orchestra, talks about El Sistema’s impact on perceptions of Western classical music, as it has come to be embraced by diverse communities and cultures.