Oklahoma City University will present a symposium on El Sistema entitled, “Music Transforms,” on April 13. The symposium is open to the public and encourages the participation of educators, musicians, and community leaders.
“Music Transforms” will explore El Sistema’s innovative approaches to music education, community engagement, and social transformation. Focusing on the history, philosophy, and practice of the Venezuelan program; the symposium seeks to inspire musicians, educators, and community leaders to embrace music as a potent force for building a more prosperous future in the US and beyond.
The featured speakers are Jamie Bernstein, internationally renowned narrator, writer, and broadcaster; Christine Witkowski, Director of the LA Philharmonic’s YOLA at HOLA program (and Sistema Fellow '10); Stanford Thompson, CEO of Play on, Philly! and chair of the National Alliance of El Sistema-inspired programs (and Sistema Fellow '10); and Jose Luis Hernandez-Estrada, conductor, author, and Executive Director/Head of Learning of El Sistema Oklahoma (and Sistema Fellow '12).
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