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El Sistema Network

The incredible story and acheivement of Venezuela's hugely successful El Sistema has inspired the creation of like-minded music projects around the globe. As these programs develop and mature, they are forming an informal network for resource sharing and collaboration, much like the network of núcleos (music schools) in Venezuela.

It is a very exciting time for this newly forming global movement, and UpBeat is thrilled to be an active participant in its development. We are reaching out locally, nationally and globally to broaden our participants' musical experience and share in what founder José Antonio Abreu calls El Sistema's "affluence of spirit."

Current NYC-Metro area El Sistema projects:

Corona Youth Music Project

Harmony Program

Union City Music Project

WHIN Music Project

Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's