MARCH 27-28, 2013
SYMPOSIUM: COLLABORATION & RELATIONSHIP
BUILDING THROUGH MUSIC EDUCATION
Hosted by the Sistema Fellows Program
Announcing a pilot collaboration among students representing El Sistema-inspired programs throughout Greater Boston.
The mission of this event is two-fold: 1. To bring together a diverse group of invested individuals to explore how music education can change lives, and 2. To encourage sustainable collaboration and relationship building between local youth development programs, schools, and El Sistema-inspired programs.
DAY ONE (by invitation)
Williams Hall, New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough Street
On March 27, students, teachers, and program directors representing local El Sistema-inspired programs will participate in an afternoon of fun and educational musical activities facilitated by two NEC faculty members, Nedelka Prescod (Contemporary Improvisation) and Eden McAdam-Somer (Contemporary Improvisation).
Participating programs include Conservatory Lab Charter School, Josiah Quincy Elementary School, El Sistema Somerville, Margarita Muniz Academy, Youth and Family Enrichment Services, Revolution of Hope, and Bridge Boston Charter School.
DAY TWO (free, open to the public, by reservation)
Pierce Hall, New England Conservatory
241 St. Botolph Street
We invite you to join us on March 28 as we think together about opportunities for further relationship building and collaboration. Participants, including invited guest speakers, will engage in conversations on how to strengthen relationships among youth development programs, including El Sistema-inspired programs, in order to provide local youth with empowering and transformative experiences.
10:00-10:30 Coffee and introductions
10:30-11:00 Opening "provocation" by Arlene Goldbard (writer, speaker, social activist)
11:00-12:00 Fishbowl-style conversation featuring special guests, including Elizabeth Hollander (Community MusicWorks, Providence Youth Arts Collaborative), Hubie Jones (City Year, Boston Children's Chorus), Tanya Maggi (New England Conservatory), Myran Parker-Brass (Boston Public Schools), and Karen Zorn (Longy School of Music).
12:00-1:00 Brown bag lunch conversations for all participants. Specific topics tba.
Day Two is free and open to the public. Coffee and snacks provided; bring your own lunch.
Advance registration is required due to space limitations. Please register by Friday, March 22. To register, or to request more information, contact the Sistema Fellows Program (sistemafellows [at] necmusic.edu).
A promotional flier can be downloaded here.