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Symposium discussed how to enable social change through collective music making

There is enough evidence that music can enable social change and help build a better world, but there are no set rules or methodologies about […]

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Sistema Europe’s first general assembly elected its board of directors

The Sistema Europe association held its first general assembly in Salzburg, Austria, and elected its first board of directors.

Delegates from 20 member organisations elected Marshall […]


Symposium: Sistema-Inspired Music Education in Europe and Beyond

Inspired by the worldwide phenomenon of El Sistema, created by José Antonio Abreu almost exactly 40 years ago in Venezuela, new audiences and participants of […]

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Sistema Europe statement

Many people will be aware of press interest in El Sistema following the recent publication of a book about El Sistema Venezuela by the UK […]

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Superar Suisse is part of the European initiative Superar which is based in Vienna and promotes music in the daily lives of children and young people. Superar was founded in Vienna in 2010 by the Vienna Boys Choir, the Vienna Concert House and Caritas of Vienna. Superar Suisse offers high quality education in the range of orchestra and chorus. Read more…

The huge spiritual world that music produces in itself, which also lies within itself, ends up overcoming material poverty. From the minute a child’s taught how to play an instrument, he’s no longer poor. He becomes a child in progress heading for a professional level, who’ll later become a full citizen.
José Antonio Abreu, Founder of El Sistema