Our Mission

El Sistema Colorado is 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 about Our Program

The El Sistema Movement

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. It demonstrates the power of ensemble music to change the life trajectory of children, families and communities. Read more

El Sistema: Caracas to Colorado

Latest News

Support the Violins for Kids Campaign

Halfway point of campaign – Please make a donation!

Students Open Globeville Exhibit

Woodwinds students open Globeville exhibit

Lead Teaching Artist Position

El Sistema Colordo has an amazing opportunity for a teaching artist to lead our Garden Place Elementary site.

El Sistema Students in All-State Elementary Choir

Six students represented El Sistema Colorado and Garden Place Elementary in the Colorado Elementary All-State Choir

Our Major Supporters

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