El Sistema USA, which works to support programs inspired by El Sistema to effect social change through music for underserved children, has announced the dates and programming for its 2019 National Symposium. The symposium will take place January 30–31 in Detroit, Michigan and will offer El Sistema-inspired organizations presentations and interactive breakout sessions designed by ESUSA members. Sessions will include “Teaching Excellence,” “Connecting With and Engaging Your El Sistema Community,” and “Telling Your Story—Sustaining Your Program.” Participants will be able to follow tracks personalized for varying interests. El Sistema USA is now accepting proposals for the 2019 National Symposium; the deadline for submissions is Friday, October 26, and accepted proposals will be announced by November 16, 2018. Click here for submission guidelines. This year, in partnership with the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization, El Sistema USA symposium attendees will be able to attend Sphinx Connect 2019 (January 31–February 2) for free. Visit https://elsistemausa.org/2019-national-symposium/ for complete information and to register.
Posted October 15, 2018