El Sistema

by justindburton on October 5, 2011

This is from the world of classical music, where the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in conjunction with Bard College and Longy School of Music, is starting an El Sistema-linked initiative to train musicians in a program that combines music education with social work. I’m not aware of a popular music program like this that exists in academia, but it seems like the sort of thing popular music educators should be interested in. Is anyone out there working in a program similar to El Sistema, but for popular music? Or is anyone aware of a college or university that has a program like this?

The full NY Times article is available here.

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