How would you like to join this ever-growing network of musicians and music educators committed to making instrumental ensemble and its life-long benefits accessible to all children? Well, here's your chance! The 2010-11 Abreu Fellowship application is now available online.
When I first learned of the Abreu Fellowship, I thought it was too good to be true. Where can you find a program that offers such a unique blend of skills in music, education, leadership and organizational development all under the roof of such a prestigious music institution as the New England Conservatory? The program has lived up to its mission and continues to impress me. We have had a roster of incredible presenters during the fall semester, and the spring semester includes two months in Venezuela, where the fellows will observe, teach and experience first hand how music transcends cultural, economic and political barriers.
If you are a postgraduate musician or music educator “passionate for their art and for social justice” and are dedicated to developing El Sistema programs in the US, please consider applying.
The deadline is April 1st. For more information please visit: http://www.elsistemausa.org
Also, check out the new El Sistema USA Ning site, an online community forum where folks interested in El Sistema can share stories, ideas and thoughts about this inspiring music model for social change. Come join us!