L.A. Phil, Bard, Longy launch El Sistema-based music initiative
October 5, 2011
from the LA Times by Reed Johnson
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, building on its symbiotic relationship with Venezuela’s El Sistema national youth music training program, is partnering with Bard College in upstate New York and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., to launch a joint musical education initiative.
“Take a Stand” aims to provide a platform of regular conferences and workshops for pioneering classical music educators across the United States, and also to develop a pool of artistically accomplished, socially conscious music teachers through a new Masters of Arts in Teaching degree program that will be developed by the Longy conservatory.
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Photo: L.A. Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel directs the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in May. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times