Our Mission

El Sistema Colorado is a visionary movement that transforms the lives of children through music; a new model for social change. Our mission is to empower children by providing an intensive music program that teaches the importance of teamwork, promotes self-confidence, and instills the value of social responsibility. Read more

The History of El Sistema

Almost 40 years ago, Dr. José Antonio Abreu gathered 11 children in a parking garage in Carácas, Venezuela, to play music—and El Sistema was born. The El Sistema model, using ensemble music to transform the lives of at-risk youth and communities, has now become a world-wide phenomenon. Read more

Latest News

El Sistema Colorado Says Farewell to Megan Moran

El Sistema Colorado is sad to see our beloved Lead Teaching Artist Megan Moran’s departure from the program. Megan will return to her hometown in Oregon to continue her work of increasing access to music education for all young students. She has left our team at Garden Place Academy with a legacy of compassion and […]

Mile High United Way Launches Program to Strengthen Nonprofits

El Sistema Colorado is excited to be part of the Mile High United Way Impact United cohort. Check out this story to learn more about the impact we will have in the GES neighborhoods and beyond.

Denver’s DazzleJazz Hosts Linda Briceño at Benefit for El Sistema Colorado

Seating is limited. Purchase your tickets now at DazzleJazz. Latin Grammy-nominee for 2014’s Best New Artist and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Linda Briceño will headline a benefit performance for El Sistema Colorado on Sunday, March 26, 6 p.m. at Denver’s top jazz club, DazzleJazz. Briceño, 28, grew up in the El Sistema music education […]

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