Save the Date: 2021 El Sistema USA National Symposium & Seminario – Miami, FL!
We are pleased to announce that the 2021 El Sistema USA National Symposium & Seminario will take place in February 2021 in Miami, FL, in partnership with the Miami Music Project!
Stay tuned for more details!
Recap of the 2020 El Sistema USA National Symposium & Seminario:
From January 31, 2020 – February 2, 2020, over 200 attendees from around the country joined with over 80 students for the 2020 El Sistema USA National Symposium & Seminario in Durham, NC.
Over the course of three days, attendees attendees 20+ sessions that addressed the intersection of excellence and access in El Sistema-inspired programs. The “El Sistema USA 101” Pre-Conference on Friday, January 31, 2020 featured sessions focused on principles of El Sistema, Finances, Evaluation, Partnerships, and, a Site-Visit to local El Sistema program, Kidznotes.
After two days of sessions and networking, the weekend closed with a final performance of 80 students from the Mid-Atlantic & Southeast region. Students rehearsed with Guest Clinicians, made connections with students from their region, and closed the concert with a performance of “Hear Our Song” – the arrangement of The Canales Project‘s theme song arranged specifically for El Sistema USA Member organizations.
Participating programs included:
Raleigh, Durham, NC — Kidznotes
Burlington, NC — Young Musicians of Alamance
Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Symphony Orchestra & Arts+ “Project Harmony”
Winston Salem, NC — Winston Salem Symphony’s Piedmont Learning Academy for Youth (PLAY)
Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids
Newport News, VA — Soundscapes
Henry County, GA — Henry For Music, Inc.