El Sistema

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela is a state-funded organization created in 1975 by the Venezuelan maestro José Antonio Abreu with the idea of systematizing music education and promoting the collective practice of music through symphony orchestras and chorus as a means of social organization and communitarian development.

The Simón Bolívar Music Foundation is the governing body of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, commonly known as El Sistema. Attached to the Ministry of People’s Power for the President’s Office of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, El Sistema is the most comprehensive social responsibility program ever developed in Venezuela and has made an unparalleled impact worldwide.

The Venezuelan El Sistema: an example to the world