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Save the date for the 2023 ESUSA National Symposium at Butler University, hosted in partnership with the Indianapolis Center for Arts Education and Innovation at Butler University. Check back for registration in November!

The Canales Project

The Canales Project gives voice to issues of identity and culture through music and conversation. Through partnerships with organizations and individual artists, TCP aims to enhance messages and concepts relevant to social and cultural change.

El Sistema USA is thrilled to partner with The Canales Project to provide El Sistema USA Member Organizations arrangements of “Hear Our Song”, the theme song of The Canales Project’s Hear Her Song initiative, composed by Katy Pfaffl arranged specifically for El Sistema-inspired programs by Joshua Cerdenia.

Conn Selmer

Through El Sistema USA’s partnership with Conn Selmer, Inc members can purchase Conn-Selmer string and band instruments at a special El Sistema USA Partnership price through their local school music dealer.

Members will also be granted free access to Allegro by Cut Time, Conn Selmer’s cloud-based Instrument Inventory Management system software, a solution used by thousands of schools and districts around the country, as well as MusicProfessor.Com.

This investment by Conn Selmer, Inc. and their Division of Education is coupled with great excitement for the El Sistema movement in the U.S.

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Eastman Institute for Music Leadership

The Eastman Institute for Music Leadership is proud to collaborate with El Sistema USA to offer up to five full-scholarship seats to El Sistema USA® leaders to the Eastman Leadership Bootcamp.

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Longy School of Music

The Longy School of Music is pleased to partner with El Sistema USA to offer two 50% scholarships to the Master of Music in Music Education Online programs to ESUSA members.


El Sistema USA is excited to announce that we have partnered with Noteflight to provide a Noteflight Learn site for El Sistema USA members to create and share music in a private online community.

All El Sistema USA Member Organizations are given one login to Noteflight as part of their membership which gives them access to a full-featured music notation editor, in collaboration with other El Sistema USA members, where you can easily share and copy music.


Noteflight, LLC is located in Boston, Massachusetts, and is dedicated to reinventing the way that people create, share, teach, buy and sell written music. Our product doesn’t merely improve on other music notation software: it lets written music take advantage of the full power of the web as we know it today. Noteflight is a powerful full-featured application to edit, display and play back music notation in a standard web browser, integrated in an online library of musical scores that anyone can publish, link to, or embed.

The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University is proud to collaborate with El Sistema USA to offer up to two 4-year full-cost-of-attendance scholarships to Peabody Conservatory for incoming students from El Sistema USA Member Organizations for Fall 2022. El Sistema USA Member organizations are eligible to recommend students to El Sistema USA, and recommended students will be sent to Peabody for consideration. All students interested in Peabody Conservatory should submit an application to Peabody by its December 1st deadline. Students must be admitted to the Peabody Conservatory by way of audition and must submit all required supplementary materials.

Sistema Canada

The Sistema Canada Network (SCN) is a newly formed national organization, composed of Canadian programs that are inspired by the vision, methods, and principles of El Sistema Venezuela. SCN operates as a program of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Inc., a registered charity, that serves as the Administrative Partner.
All Sistema Canada members are automatically members of El Sistema USA! We are so excited to work together and support the growth and sustainability of our movement in North America!
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Things 4 Strings

Things 4 Strings line of durable and award-winning accessories was created by teachers for teachers: Bow Hold Buddies and Hold Fish for violin/viola, and CelloPhant for cello/(French-style bow) bass. In partnership with El Sistema USA, Things 4 Strings founders wish to share their vision when inventing their product line: optimize teaching time and speed learning for budding string players. ESUSA members receive exclusive preferred pricing on all Things 4 Strings Studio Kits.

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