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Save the Date for El Sistema USA’s 2022 Virtual Symposium!

April 28-30, 2022

Featured Sessions and Schedule

*All times listed in EST

11:00 -12:00 pm

  • Opening and Welcome Remarks from ESUSA Staff and Board

12:15-1:15 pm

  • Community Centric Data by Liz Moulthrop and Lauren Shelton; Researchers: Deborah Ward and Ivonne Chand O’Neal
  • Arranging, Copyright, and New Technology by Hal Leonard
  • Including Everyone: Meaningful Student Inclusion in your Classrooms and Ensembles by Erin Zaffini

1:30-2:30 pm

  • Assessing the State of EDIB in the Field: SphinxLEADers Roundtable featuring Camille Delaney, Ciyadh Wells, Achia Floyd, Karen Cueva, Angelica Durrell
  • Exploring the Suzuki Method: Concepts for Today’s Schools by Winifred Crock and Laurie Scott, sponsored by Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Making STEAM: Musicking in Extended Reality by Brian Kellum

2:45-3:45 pm

  • New Paths to Social Change in Music facilitated by Liz Moulthrop, featuring Re:Frame Youth Arts Center, Arts as Mentorship, and David’s Harp Foundation.
  • Getting out of the way and letting youth lead – how to balance musical excellence and youth leadership development in Sistema-inspired programs by Carey Shunskis and Georgina Chinchilla Gonzalez

4:00-5:00 pm

  • El Sistema (Venezuela) Session

6:00-7:30 pm

  • Dinner with El Sistema USA Board

*All times listed in EST

11:00 -12:00 pm

  • TBA

12:15-1:15 pm

  • Chief Executives Forum by Elizabeth Moulthrop
  • SEL in action! Developing youths’ SEL skills through music-making by Georgina Chinchilla Gonzalez and Carey Shunskis
  • Bridging the Gap: Building System to Connect your Values and Your Practice by Angelica Cortez and Monique van Willingh

1:30-2:30 pm

  • Midcasting Toward Just Futures – Creative Youth Development Systems Change Findings by The Lewis Prize for Music
  • Inclusion in Orchestra and Band by United Sound
  • Creating Musical Pathways Forward for Students with Disabilities and Diagnoses by Rhonda Bernard

2:45-3:45 pm

  • Systemic Change: Changing our own professional development systems to nurture continual improvement by Eric Booth
  • Roberto Zambrano Session: Kim Noltemy Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Musicians
  • El Sistema in Early Childhood: How toddlers on Zoom can help our organizations and programs grow by Matthew Melendez

4:00-5:30

  • Trauma-informed Care with Arts Ed Newark featuring Alex Shaw, sponsored by Save the Music Foundation

5:00-6:00 pm

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic led Session on Creative Youth Development

6:00-7:30 pm

  • ¡Viva Maestro! Screening

*All times listed in EST

NOTE: Starting at 12:15 pm, there are three different session schedules dedicated to parents, high school students, and all other ESUSA Symposium attendees.

11:00 -12:00 pm

  • Keynote Address: Social Action through Music by Vijay Gupta, sponsored by Butler University

Parent Presentation Schedule

12:15-1:15 pm

  • Practice Basics by Ed Sprunger (SAA Teacher Trainer)

1:30-2:30 pm

  • Supporting your Child’s Music Practice by Christine Goodner

2:45-3:45 pm

  • Preparing Your Young Adult (And Yourself) For College by Dr. Kristen Keefe.

4:00-5:00 pm

  • University Panel: Longy School of Music, Butler University, Florida International University

College Conversations Schedule

12:15-1:15 pm

  • HBCU Panel

1:30-2:30 pm

  • ESUSA Alumni: Their experiences and how programs can serve

2:45-3:45 pm

  • Creative Youth Voice-Collective Composition

4:00-5:00 pm

  • University Panel: Longy School of Music, Butler University, Florida International University

El Sistema USA Symposium Schedule

12:15-1:15 pm

  • Engaging Your Adult Community – Music Ensembles for All Levels by Jessica Meister and Shannon Crow from Butler Community Arts School

1:30-2:30 pm

  • ¡Viva Maestro! Panel Discussion

2:45-3:45 pm

  • Culturally Responsive Arts Education with Sarah Hojreh and Wendy Liscow, sponsored by Save the Music Foundation (2:45-4:15 pm)
  • Community Resource Panel Discussion
  • Move Your Bus – Path to a Stronger Program to Prevent Burnout by Connie McCullough

4:00-5:00 pm

  • El Sistema (Venezuela) Session

6:00-7:30 pm

  • Regional Happy Hour

Keynote Speaker

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Vijay Gupta

FOUNDER OF STREET SYMPHONY | 2018 MACARTHUR FELLOW | TED SENIOR FELLOW

The work of the citizen and the artist is one, says VIJAY GUPTA: to make sadhana—a daily practice—of the world we envision. Hailed by The New Yorker as a “visionary violinist” and “one of the most radical thinkers in the…

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Private Screening of !Viva Maestro! at National Symposium

All El Sistema USA National Symposium registrants can view a private screening of the Gustavo Dudamel documentary, ¡Viva Maestro! This uplifting and timely new documentary from acclaimed director, Ted Braun, follows Dudamel around the world as he responds to the political realities in Venezuela impacting his personal and artistic life. The documentary challenges audiences to consider the role of art within politics and conflict. It includes powerful music-making and an innovative and triumphant concert that celebrates the power of art to renew and unite.

Register HERE to attend the symposium and watch the private screening!

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ESUSA Symposium to Offer Teacher Training: Trauma Informed Practices & Culturally Responsive Arts Ed

ESUSA is excited to announce two teacher professional development sessions open to all symposium registrants sponsored by the Save the Music Foundation.

Trauma-Informed Care with Arts Ed Newark
Friday April 29, 2022 | 4:00-5:30pm ET
Presenters: Lauren Meehan, Sanaz Hojreh, Alex Shaw

Arts Ed Newark has brought Trauma-Informed Care and Healing-Centered Practices to the City’s Arts Educators and Community Leaders since January 2020. While ensuring delivery of high-quality rigorous arts learning in safe student centered spaces, our professional development with youth practitioners focuses on important elements of trauma-informed learning environments such as: creating spaces where students feel culturally, emotionally, and physically safe; building trust; giving students choice and control over participation; creating shared power and relationships through collaboration; empowering youth by building on their strengths; and building cultural humility and responsiveness. Our Professional Development models quality training, positive and effective learning communities, and systemic and organizational collaboration to better serve our students and the broader Newark community.

 

The What and Why of Building a Culturally Responsive Music Classroom
Saturday April 30, 2022 | 2:45-4:15pm ET
Presenters: Wendy Liscow, Sanaz Hojreh

Culturally Responsive and Relevant teaching practices are integral to an effective music education that meets the needs of each student. Every adult working with students and parents should establish an intentional practice to ensure their practices represent and validate all students’ cultures and lived experiences. Come learn some foundational concepts of why Culturally Responsive arts education matters and how to begin to incorporate (or deepen) this work in your teaching.

Thank you to our sponsors!

$500 – Repertorio

$1,000 – Concierto

$2,500 – Solista

$10,000 – Orquesta

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