Snapshots of five experiences of the growth of El Sistema around the world – including reports about Sweden, the Salzburg Festival, South Korea, Japan, and the emergence of Sistema Canada
On my third visit to Venezuela, I saw into El Sistema more deeply than before. This essay reports my observations and inspirations, particularly about the way repetition is used pedagogically, the increase in folk music, and observations about Venezuelan culture.
El Sistema-inspired programs must build generative connections to the larger music learning ecosystem within which they live — ideas on the whys and hows of building real relationships.
Investigating Learner Motivation in U.S. El Sistema Inspired Programs
An introduction to the ten Fundamental Elements of Venezuela's El Sistema that those who wish to start El Sistema-inspired programs must attend to.
What is so extraordinary about El Sistema in Venezuela, and what are the implications for us in the U.S.?
An introduction to the world's second largest El Sistema program, in Colombia--the same and different than its parent program in Venezuela. Co-written with Tricia Tunstall.
Written with Tricia Tunstall, this is a description of the first El Sistema-inspired seminaio in the U.S., 2011.
A description of Venezuela's El Sistema upon first encountering it.