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

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.

Our Newest Paper Violin Graduation!

Each fall, El Sistema Colorado looks forward to welcoming a new group of kindergartners into the Paper Violin Orchestra!

ESC Ambassadors at Adventure Film Festival

On Saturday, September 12th, the El Sistema Colorado Ambassadors were given an opportunity to perform at the Adventure Film Festival.

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