From Public Radio Tulsa:
On this edition of Studio Tulsa, we learn about the nonprofit program known as Sistema Tulsa. Per its website, Sistema Tulsa"envisions how a comprehensive and inclusive music program can positively impact the social, cognitive, and aesthetic realms of youth development. Supported by partnerships with the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and the Tulsa Public Schools, Sistema Tulsa plans to provide a model for accessible, ensemble-based music programs that enrich the lives of local youth across varied underserved communities. Inspired by the philosophy and values of El Sistema in Venezuela, the program aspires to grow and support youth musical ensembles that exemplify and nurture the pursuit of excellence and high aspiration.
In this edition of Studio Tulsa, Jose Luis speaks "both eloquently and incisively about the profound ways in which music can enrich the lives of students -- as well as the families and communities of those students."
Listen here: http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sistema-tulsa-education-enrichment-mentoring-empowerment-and-social-changethrough-music#stream/0