England: Sistema England’s latest edition of Ensemble is available here: http://sistemaengland.org.uk//ensemble_february_2014.html and a great interview with Julian Lloyd Webber here
Canada: Thanks to David Visentin for sending this link, which got Sistema Toronto’s 2014 off to a good start with this great story about his program that aired on Toronto's CBC TV.
Tina Fedeski in Ottawa has a new website: visit www.leadingnotefoundation.org for more information on upcoming events; exciting blog posts by our OrKidstra Kids; how you can Play Your Part!; and much more!
USA: LA Take a Stand was also inspiring See March 2014 ‘The Ensemble’ (copy attached) which has reports from several of those who attended.
Australia: Thanks to Eric Booth, for bringing notice of the Second International Teaching Artist Conference to our attention.
ISME 2014 World Conference on Music Education
- Registration for ISME 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil is now open. Please visit the ISME 2014 Conference Website for registration.
- Early Bird fees are available up to 31st March 2014.
- Those members who submitted presentation proposals should have received an e-mail by 28th February 2014 advising them whether or not they are invited to present.
- Hotel suggestions, along with some negotiated discounts, are available here or from the ISME 2014 Conference Website (simply click on the Travel and Accommodation link.
- ISME members are entitled to register up to four "accompanying persons" for the conference - these are people who wish to travel to Porto Alegre with an ISME member and who are permitted to attend the opening and closing ceremonies and some of the concerts during the conference, but are not permitted to attend any of the actual conference sessions - presentations, workshops, etc.
- Group membership entitles one representative of the group to attend the conference; please spread the word about registration to your members, advising them that they will need to become individual ISME members to register for the conference.
- Your confirmation of registration should act as the invitation letter that might be necessary for visa application or any funding applications. However, if you need anything further from ISME to assist you in being able to attend the conference then do not hesitate to get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org
Commission seminar registrations will open over the next couple of weeks - watch Facebook, Twitter and the ISME website for details. A postcard will also be mailed when they become available.
Richard J Hallam MBE
Chair ISME Sistema SIG 2012/2014
mobile 07850 634 239
phone 01908 690078