Missions – North America & The Caribbean

BELIZE, BELMOPAN

MISSION HOSTS(S):
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CULTURE AND HISTORY
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR OF BELIZE

NICH IS BELIZE’S PREMIER CULTURAL INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, CONSERVATION, PROMOTION, EXPRESSION, AND ACCESSIBILITY OF CULTURE IN ALL ITS DIVERSITY.

CANADA, NEW BRUNSWICK

MISSION HOST(S):
SISTEMA NEW BRUNSWICK

SISTEMA NEW BRUNSWICK OPERATES SEVEN MUSIC CENTERS AROUND THE PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK SERVING MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS, 5 DAYS A WEEK (3 HOURS A DAY). It launched the first SISTEMA-INSPIRED PROGRAM IN A FIRST NATION TERRITORY of Canada.

CANADA, QUEBEC

MISSION HOST(S):
MIDSUMMER MUSIC DREAM FESTIVAL

MIDSUMMER MUSIC DREAM IS A LEADING MUSIC FESTIVAL IN RURAL QUEBEC. ITS ACADEMIC COMPONENT INCLUDES A VOCAL ACADEMY, COMMUNITY CHOIR, AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA FORMED WITH VOLUNTEERS FROM THE COMMUNITY.

HAITI, NATION-WIDE

MISSION HOST(S):
BLUME HAITI

FOR OVER 25 YEARS, BLUME HAS DONE A CONSISTENT JOB IN NURTURING MANY MUSIC CAMPS ACROSS HAITI. SITES INCLUDE THE CEMUCHCA INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, HOLY TRINITY MUSIC SCHOOL, ACADEMIE MUSICALE OCCIDE JEANTY, DESSAIX-BAPTISTE MUSIC SCHOOL, CATHERINE FLON MUSIC SCHOOL, AND OTHERS.

MEXICO, NAOLINCO

MISSION HOST: FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA NAOLINCO

THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF NAOLINCO TAKES PLACE EACH SUMMER IN THE STATE OF VERACRUZ, MEXICO. THE FESTIVAL COMBINES DIDACTIC WORKSHOPS AND MASTER-CLASSES WITH COMMUNITY-FOCUSED PERFORMANCES LED BY INVITED GUESTS AND TEACHING ARTISTS.

MEXICO, NATION-WIDE

MISSION HOST(S):
ESPERANZA AZTECA

ESPERANZA AZTECA IS A MUSIC ORGANIZATION THAT OFFERS FREE MUSIC INSTRUCTION TO CHILDREN AGES FIVE TO SEVENTEEN. IT CURRENTLY RUNS 86 YOUTH ORCHESTRAS IN THREE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES (MEXICO, GUATEMALA, AND USA) WITH 1,300 TEACHERS SERVING MORE THAN 16,000 CHILDREN.

MEXICO, TLAXCALLA

MISSION HOST(S):
ORQUESTA FILARMONICA TLAXCALLAN

ORQUESTA FILARMONICA TLAXCALLAN IS AN INITIATIVE THAT OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ORCHESTRAL TRAINING TO STUDENTS FROM THE REGION BEFORE THEY BECOME MEMBERS OF PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRAS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

MEXICO, XALAPA

MISSION HOST(S):
FESTIVAL ALLEGRA

FESTIVAL ALLEGRA OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEXICAN YOUTH TO ACCESS HIGH-QUALITY MUSICAL TRAINING BY SCHEDULING RESIDENCES FOR ARTISTS TRAVELING FROM ABROAD AT DIVERSE MUSICAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE COUNTRY. EACH YEAR, FESTIVAL ALLEGRA HOSTS AN ORCHESTRAL CAMP WITH NEARLY 100 PARTICIPANTS AND FACULTY JOINING IN THE ACTIVITIES.

PUERTO RICO, SAN JUAN

MISSION HOST(S):
CONSERVATORIO NACIONAL DE PUERTO RICO

CONSERVATORIO NACIONAL DE PUERTO RICO IS THE LEADING INSTITUTION IN MUSIC EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRY. For DECADES, IT HAS NURTURED THE ISLAND’S TOP MUSICIANS RANGING FROM CLASSICAL TO POPULAR MUSIC. THE CONSERVATORY HAS LAUNCHED AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE MUSIC ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS NOT AFFILIATED WITH FORMAL INSTRUCTION.

USA, CONNECTICUT

MISSION HOST: BRAVO WATERBURY!

BRAVO WATERBURY! IS AN INTENSIVE AFTER-SCHOOL MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AT CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY SCHOOL AND BRASS CITY CHARTER SCHOOL IN WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT.

USA, NORTH CAROLINA

MISSION HOST(S):
KIDZNOTES

KIDZNOTES IS A SISTEMA INSPIRED AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SERVING APPROXIMATELY 330 PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN GRADES PRE-K – 12. IT PARTNERS WITH EIGHT TITLE 1 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN RALEIGH AND DURHAM WITH A RACIAL COMPOSITION OF STUDENTS IN THE PARTNER SCHOOLS OF ROUGHLY 50% AFRICAN AMERICAN, 35% HISPANIC, AND 15% CAUCASIAN.

USA, WASHINGTON DC

MISSION HOST(S):
KIPP DC CHARTER SCHOOLS

KIPP IS A NONPROFIT NETWORK OF COLLEGE-PREPARATORY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS EDUCATIN ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE SCHOOLS HAVE A 20-YEAR TRACK RECORD OF PREPARING STUDENTS IN EDUCATIONALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, ST. CROIX

MISSION HOST(S):
ST. CROIX FOUNDATION

ST. CROIX FOUNDATION IS AN ORGANIZATION SET TO ENCOURAGE GREATER PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITY, TO MARSHAL RESOURCES, AND TO ACT AS A CATALYST TO BENEFIT THE PEOPLE OF THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS. WITH THE SUPPORT OF OTHER KEY LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS, THE FOUNDATION SPONSORS A GLOBAL LEADERS-LED MUSIC CAMP WELCOMING STUDENTS FROM 3 LOCAL SCHOOLS.

“This program gave me the skills to take on the world as a citizen musician.”

Aurora Mendez, Violin, Chile (Class of 2013)
Teaching Artist, Union City Music Project