The El Sistema movement is spreading around the world! Recognizing the power of El Sistema to create social change, music programs have been modeled on the Venezuelan music miracle in more than 25 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Scotland, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.

As El Sistema USA continues to develop, one of its primary goals will be to serve as a networking organization for programs modeled on El Sistema. Although El Sistema USA will focus itself on the movement as it emerges in the U.S, it greatly values the collaboration of like-minded programs around the world.

“If anybody asked me where is there something really important going on for the future of classical music I would simply have to say here, in Venezuela... I say I have seen the future of music in Venezuela and that is a resurrection”