Friday, 10 May 2013

ISME Sistema SIG news update #6

Thank you to colleagues who have sent information - please continue to let me have your news.

ISME World Conference 31st ISME World Conference on Music Education: Porto Alegre, Brazil, 20-25 July 2014 Please also let me have news of how you would like ISME Sistema Special Interest Group to form part of the conference.

·         Are you intending to send a performing group?

·         Are you intending to make a spoken presentation?

·         Are you intending to offer a poster presentation?

·         What topics would you like ISME Sistema Special Interest Group to discuss?

ISME Sistema Special Interest Group page on the ISME website. Visit to see further information. May thanks to Evangelos for his work on this. Do let us know if you have ideas for developing our presence.


Sistema Global: Contact ISME Board member Andrea Creech ( to let her have information contributing to the Worldwide Literature Review commissioned by Sistema Global. Andrea is undertaking this review in collaboration with fellow board member Patricia González-Moreno, University of Chihuahua and Lisa Lorenzino from McGill University in Canada and Grace Waitman.


Czech Republic: Olga Jerabkova of The Harmonie Foundation in Prague is glad to be able to inform us that Maestro Abreu has received the Trebbia European award 2013 for support of the culture and the arts, which is annually awarded in Prague. Please see the following link for more details:

England: Many congratulations to In Harmony Liverpool, which will be playing (and singing) at the Royal Albert Hall this summer as part of the main Proms series with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.


Sweden: Eric Booth has kindly shared the following essays with those of us who were at the excellent conference in Sweden:

The Generous Laboratory ; The Fundamentals of El Sistema;


In Harmony Sistema England announce a cooperation agreement with El Sistema


New Zealand: Sistema comes to Whangarei - Music changing lives Northland Independent Community; The concept comes from El Sistema which was started in the slums of Venezuela in 1975 by Dr Jose Abreu. The movement is internationally credited with improving lives and lifting the aspirations of participants and their families, reducing crime ... See all stories on this topic »


USA: NEC board presentation - Exploring El Sistema This blog tracks the journey of the current class of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory. Home · Archives · Profile · Subscribe; Exploring El Sistema: May 2013 Tracking the adventures of the current class of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory.




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