Photo: giving a live demonstration keynote with orchestra at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Reframing El Sistema international conference

For a full explanation and contextualization of these videos, please read American String Teacher Journal, November 2014 issue.

Video 1

The Downbeat in Durham
Eastern Regional Orchestra
February 2014

One hundred and twenty high school musicians execute a downbeat in concert – with their eyes closed.

Video 2

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 3rd movement
Youth Orchestra of the State of Bahia, Brazil
September 2012

The transformation of an orchestra’s sound and the technical alignment of a challenging passage through focused listening.