Missions

ARGENTINA, EL CHACO

MISSION HOST: FUNDACIÓN PRADIER

FUNDACIÓN PRADIER IS A NON-PROFIT INSTITUTION CREATED WITH THE AIM OF PROMOTING SOCIAL-EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC. LAUNCHED IN 2007, THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS A VARIETY OF ONGOING PROJECTS RANGING FROM THE FABRICATION OF INSTRUMENTS TO EDUCATIONAL CAMPS.

ARGENTINA, SANTA FA

MISSION HOST: TROMBONANZA

TROMBONANZA, WHICH BEGAN AS A REGIONAL GATHERING OF SOME OF SOUTH AMERICA’S TOP CLASSICAL TROMBONISTS AND TUBISTS IN 2000, HAS GROWN INTO A WEEKLONG CELEBRATION OF LOW-BRASS, WELCOMING MORE THAN 150 PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS ALIKE.

BELIZE, BELIZE CITY

MISSION HOSTS:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CULTURE & HISTORY
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA & 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. THE NYOCB BUILDS CIVIC CAPACITY AMONG YOUTH OF BELIZE THROUGH THE ARTS.

BOLIVIA, LA PAZ

MISSION HOSTS:
FUNDACIÓN SINFÓNICA COCHABAMBA
CONSERVATORIO PLURINACIONAL DE MÚSICA

FOR 50 YEARS, PCM HAS BEEN THE LEADING MUSIC ORGANIZATION IN BOLIVIA THAT CULTIVATES THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC. IN THE PAST DECADE, FUNDACIÓN SINFÓNICA COCHABAMBA (FSC) HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS A PIONEERING ORGANIZATION IN THE REALM OF MUSIC EDUCATION AND SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH MUSIC.

BRAZIL, BAHIA

MISSION HOST: NEOJIBÁ

NEOJIBÁ SERVES OVER 4,600 YOUTH IN THE STATE OF BAHIA THROUGH ITS NETWORK OF YOUTH ORCHESTRA NUCLEOS THAT PROVIDE ACCESS TO FREE MUSIC LESSONS AND ENSEMBLE TRAINING.

CANADA, NEW BRUNSWICK

MISSION HOSTS:
SISTEMA NEW BRUNSWICK
NEW BRUNSWICK YOUTH ORCHESTRA

SISTEMA NEW BRUNSWICK OPERATES SEVEN MUSIC CENTERS AROUND THE PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK SERVING MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS, 5 DAYS A WEEK. IT LAUNCHED THE FIRST SISTEMA-INSPIRED PROGRAM IN A FIRST NATION TERRITORY OF CANADA.

CANADA, QUEBEC

MISSION HOST: SONGE D’ETE EN MUSIQUE FESTIVAL

SONGE D’ETE EN MUSIQUE 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.

CHILE, ARICA

MISSION HOST: LICEO ARTISTICO JUAN NOE CRAVANI

THE JUAN NOE CREVANI ARTISTIC SCHOOL HAS 500 STUDENTS WITH AGES RANGING FROM 7 TO 18, OFFERING INSTRUCTION IN STRINGS, WOODWINDS, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION, IN ADDITION TO CHOIR AND CLASSICAL GUITAR TRAINING.

CHILE, EASTER ISLAND

MISSION HOST: TOKI RAPA NUI
(The Easter Island School of Music & Arts)

THE EASTER ISLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ARTS TEACHES CLASSICAL MUSIC, INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION AND ENSEMBLE TEACHING, AS WELL AS OFFERING TRAINING IN TRADITIONAL RAPA NUI: UKELELE AND ANCESTRAL SONG NATIVE TO EASTER ISLAND.

CHILE, LA SERENA

MISSION HOSTS: COLEGIO DE LAS ARTES PEDRO AGUIRRE CERDA
LICEO GREGORIO CORDOVEZ, FIMCE FESTIVAL

COLEGIO DE LAS ARTES PEDRO AGUIRRE CERDA IS A REGIONAL SCHOOL SUPPORTED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF LA SERENA, OFFERING ORCHESTRAL INSTRUCTION. FOUNDED IN 1821 BY BERNANDO O ́HIGGINS, LICEO GREGORIO CORDOVEZ IS THE SECOND OLDEST SCHOOL IN CHILE, WHERE 100+ STUDENTS ENGAGE IN GROUP MUSIC LESSONS. CENTERED IN LA SERENA, THE FIMCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES WITH CONCERTS/WORKSHOPS JORGE PEÑA HEN’S LEGACY AS A FOUNDER IN LATIN AMERICA’S MOVEMENT OF YOUTH ORCHESTRAS.

CHILE, PANGUIPULLI

MISSION HOST: CORPORACIÓN AMIGOS DE PANGUIPULLI

A NON-PROFIT INSTITUTION, THE MISSION OF CORPORACIÓN DE ADELANTO AMIGOS DE PANGUIPULLI IS TO SUPPORT AND DEVELOP THE LONGTERM DEVELOPMENT OF THE PANGUIPULLI COMMUNITY AND ITS INHABITANTS.

COLOMBIA, BOGOTA

MISSION HOST: SOMOS CAPAZES

SOMOZ CAPAZES IN AN ORGANIZATION THAT PROMOTES PEACE BY HOSTSING MUSIC PROGRAMS THAT CULTIATE TEAMWORK AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, IN ADDITION TO TEACHING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS.

HAITI, NATION-WIDE

MISSION HOST: 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.

HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA

MISSION HOST:
ENCUENTRO DE CUERDAS
CAMPAMENTO SINFONICO JUVENIL HONDURAS

ENCUENTRO DE CUERDAS IS A STRING-FOCUSED PROGRAM DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSICAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS OF YOUNG STRING PLAYERS IN HONDURAS. CAMPAMENTO SINFONICO JUVENIL HONDURAS IS AN ANNUAL INITIATIVE RUN BY A COALITION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MUSIC INSTITUTIONS IN HONDURAS THAT COME TOGETHER EVERY YEAR TO HOST AN ORCHESTRAL CAMP. THE CAMP INVITES YOUTH FROM ACROSS HONDURAS TO PARTICIPATE IN ARTISTIC TRAINING WITH INTERNATIONAL MENTORS.

KENYA, NAIROBI

MISSION HOST: EL SISTEMA KENYA

EL SISTEMA KENYA (ESK) IS A YOUTH MUSIC PROJECT TARGETING UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES IN KENYA’S KAWANGWARE, JUJA, AND WAITHAKA SLUMS. ESK INCORPORATES TRADITIONAL KENYAN FOLK TUNES AND CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH THE IDEALS OF EL SISTEMA TO CREATE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN, ENHANCING CREATIVITY, INDIVIDUALISM, TEAMWORK, AND CRITICAL THINKING TO HELP BROADEN LOCAL YOUTH’S EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

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: ESPERANZA AZTECA (FUNDACIÓN 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: 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: 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.

PANAMA, PANAMA CITY

MISSION HOST: FUSINCOPA PANAMA

FUNSINCOPA’S MISSION IS TO ENRICH AND STRENGTHEN, THROUGH THE LEARNING OF A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, THE EDUCATION OF YOUTH AND CHILDREN OF PANAMA THAT ARE FOUND IN SECTORS WHERE THEIR RIGHTS ARE VULNERABLE. THE PROGRAM ALSO OFFERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING TO PROFESSORS TO MOTIVATE THEM TO CONTINUE TO GROW AS PEDAGOGUES.

PARAGUAY, ASUNCIÓN

MISSION HOST: SONIDOS DE LA TIERRA

SONIDOS DE LA TIERRA IS AN INNOVATIVE MUSIC PROGRAM DEDICATED TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, KNOWN FOR ITS IMPACT IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS PARAGUAY. SONIDOS IS THE FOUNDER OF THE LANDFILLHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AMONG OTHER INNOVATIVE YOUTH ORCHESTRAS.

PERU, TRUJILLO

MISSION HOST: ASOCIACIÓN CULTURAL ARPEGIO

ARPEGIO IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES QUALITY MUSIC INSTRUCTION TO THE CHILDREN OF TRUJILLO, PERU, OPERATING 5 NUCLEOS  AND 4 YOUTH ORCHESTRAS.

PHILIPPINES, BATAAN PROVINCE

MISSION HOST: JOSE DEPIRO YOUTH ORCHESTRA

JOSE DEPIRO YOUTH ORCHESTRA PROVIDES AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN, SERVING APPROXIMATELY 80 STUDENTS, AGES 8 – 24, IN LOCATIONS AROUND DINALUPIHAN.

PUERTO RICO, SAN JUAN

MISSION HOST: 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.

SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN

MISSION HOST: AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF FREETOWN

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN FREETOWN OPENS ITS DOOR DURING THE SUMMER ACADEMIC BREAK TO WELCOME CHILDREN AND YOUTH FROM UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES OFFERING COMMUNITY MEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FREE MUSIC EDUCATION.

SURINAME, PANAMAARIVO

MISSION HOST: NATIONALE VOLKSMUZIEKSCHOOL
(The National People’s Music Academy of Suriname)

THE NATIONALE VOLKSMUZIEKSCHOOL OF SURINAME SUPPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SURINAMESE YOUTH THROUGH ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE, HIGH-QUALITY MUSICAL TRAINING. THE CONSERVATORY PROVIDES LESSONS AND TRAINING TO MORE THAN 250 STUDENTS.

SWEDEN, GÖTEBORG

MISSION HOST: EL SISTEMA SWEDEN

SISTEMA SWEDEN HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS A LEADING ORGANIZATION IN THE REALM OF MUSIC EDUCATION IN SWEDEN. IT OPERATES NUCELOS IN BOTH URBAN CENTERS AND RURAL REGIONS THROUGHOUT SWEDEN, MADE POSSIBLE BY A WIDE RANGE OF SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

TANZANIA, ARUSHA

MISSION HOST: THE LET IT SHINE PROGRAM

FOUNDED ON SISTEMA-INSPIRED VALUES, LET IT SHINE AIMS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO MUSIC EDUCATION TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES OF ARUSHA, OPERATING IN THE PEACE MATUNDA ORPHANAGE UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF MUSIC DIRECTOR MARIA DEL VALLE.

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: 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: 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: 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.

“The Global leaders Program gave me the skills to take on the world as a citizen musician.”

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