El Sistema USA: Taking the Next Steps
Three orchestras and a conservatory – the Baltimore and Chicago Symphonies, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New England Conservatory - have done significant work in the last year inspired by the El Sistema model. Learn about their accomplishments and what they might mean for your orchestra.
Speakers/presenters: Mark Churchill, dean and artistic director, Division of Preparatory & Continuing Education, New England Conservatory; Charles Grode, vice president for the Institute for Learning, Access and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Dan Trahey, program manager, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Gretchen Nielsen, director of educational initiatives, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Moderator: Jessica Balboni, director, Orchestra Leadership Academy, League of American Orchestras
Download Materials from Conference:
- A Distinct Approach: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s response to El Sistema (PPT)
- Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) (PPT)
- LA Phil Youth Orchestra Fact Sheet