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Lessons from El Sistema

The El Sistema movement continues to capture our national attention. With two to three years of work under our belts, what's happening? What have we learned?

Gretchen Nielsen, director of educational initiatives, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; Dalouge Smith, president & CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory; Katie Wyatt, executive director, KidZNotes


Presentation from El Sistema Founder José Antonio Abreu

El Sistema founder José Antonio Abreu discussed his vision and his challenge:  What can our country and our orchestras learn from the achievements of El Sistema?  And what can we do, now and in the future, to bring this miracle to our communities?

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Señor Abreu, League President and CEO Jesse Rosen and translator Bolivio Bottome at 2008 Conference
(photo: Rick Giase)


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(photo: Rick Giase)

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League President and CEO Jesse Rosen and Señor Abreu (photo: Rick Giase)