El Sistema USA is committed to supporting existing El Sistema-inspired programs across the United States, as well as nurturing new programs in communities that would benefit from them.
What does that mean?
Becoming a Member of El Sistema USA means joining the National movement of #MusicForSocialChange by working together with like-minded programs across the country. By working together we can learn from each other, support each other, promote each other, and encourage the development of new El Sistema-inspired programs in communities that need them. We can garner greater attention from the press, leverage our numbers, and consolidate efforts so that we each have a greater voice and greater social impact.
We, as a membership organization, promise to ensure that you receive a great deal of value for your membership!
Unlimited Free Resources in our File Library
Resource files include things like Best Practices, forms templates, sample curricula, suggestions for effective marketing, and repertoire. Anything that one program has mastered will be shared so that others may learn from that experience! These files, forms, templates, teaching resources, research papers and more are FREE to download for Members ONLY.
Free Continuing Education Webinars
We offer Continuing Education as interactive online Webinars and an annual Symposium with panels and presentations on critical topics, and will be expanding our Continuing Education brand this year to offer more training opportunities. Webinars are FREE for Members ONLY, and many of our partners like Sphinx Connect and the Leonard Bernstein office provide ESUSA with discount codes or FREE resources for ESUSA Members ONLY.
Marketing Support, Mentorships, and Access to Best Practices through our Greenhouse
We will be developing a virtual Greenhouse for mentors and mentees, where new or concept programs can interact with seasoned El Sistema leaders. Our goal for the Greenhouse is to grow the movement and encourage new programs through mentorships and communication. Programs in remote or rural areas will especially benefit greatly from national support of their efforts. Marketing support, mentorships, and access to best practices are FREE for Members ONLY.