ISME 2014 and the Sistema Special Interest Group have both drawn to their conclusion in Porto Alegre. Here, for your reading enjoyment, are the relative highlights. And the lowlights.
The Venezuelans don't do "conferences," they do "seminarios", their word for "high intensity short-term music camps." Making music is a central part of the experience. It's not about the teachers, it's about the kids and the music.
March might have come in like a lamb, after the mildest winter Boston (my place of residence) has seen in decades, but it's going out like a lion thanks to the Leading Note Foundation Symposium on Social Change through Music in Ottawa this weekend. If you haven't registered, there's still time. Information is available … Continue reading Sistema weekend in Ottawa
“Teaching is not something hierarchical. It’s a pleasure. We consider ourselves privileged to be a teacher, especially because in Venezuela we didn’t have the profession of music teacher in the past. There’s a sense of pride to achieve through your students.”