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

El Sistema: Caracas to Colorado

Latest News

You can be a Snack Superhero!

We are seeking fuel for our young musicians in the form of daily snacks for our summer programs.

Summer Camps are in Full Swing!

El Sistema Colorado’s free summer music camps are underway, and we are having a terrific time!

El Sistema Colorado Ends Year on a High Note at Nucleo Concert

On Tuesday, May 19, El Sistema Colorado concluded a successful school year with our nucleo concert at Bruce Randolph School.

Swansea Celebrates First Spring Concert!

On Thursday, March 26, The El Sistema Colorado after-school program at Swansea Elementary held its first Spring concert!

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