We welcome you to join us for an hour of beautiful music and inspirational conversation. We will honor the legacy of the Founder of El Sistema USA®, Mark Churchill, through introducing the Mark Churchill Teacher of the Year Award and the El Sistema USA® Student of the Year Award. All donations are tax-deductible and advance our mission of supporting and growing a nationwide movement of programs inspired by El Sistema, to effect social change through music for children with the fewest resources and the greatest need. We look forward to you joining us and thank you for your support!
All funds raised at this event will go to support the creation of the Mark Churchill Teacher of the Year and El Sistema USA® Student of the Year Awards, as well as El Sistema USA® Student Seminarios. At these seminarios, El Sistema USA hosts intensive, week-long camps, bringing students from different Member programs together from all over the country for inspirational learning opportunities and performances.
Teacher of the Year Committee
El Sistema USA® has assembled a group of leaders in music for social change and the El Sistema movement to support the creation of the criteria for the selection of annual winners of the Mark Churchill Teacher of the Year Award and the El Sistema USA® Student of the Year Award.
Jordan LaSalle (she/her/hers) fosters the conditions for equitable and accessible high quality arts education. As the Vice President of Education at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,…
Sponsors will be acknowledged online and in print, with increased visibility for higher levels of sponsorship. The descriptions of what your support could accomplish at El Sistema USA are illustrative, and all support goes where it is needed most. If you prefer that your gifts be directed to specific areas of impact, please reach out to [email protected] for guidance!
Share your connection to El Sistema USA and Mark Churchill with a note of congratulations or thanks!
Support our Members to attend a regional professional development seminar or the Annual Symposium.
Support on-the-ground consulting from ESUSA staff and team members, connecting with local programs and developing ESUSA nucleos nationwide.
$2,500 Standing Ovation!
Support adding staff and resource capacity to El Sistema USA, supporting program delivery and logistics.
Send your sponsorship with the enclosed return envelope or contact Katie Wyatt at [email protected] to pledge your sponsorship today!