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 skill, and she will be missed by all students, staff, and families.
“You all welcomed me with open arms and I am so grateful to be a part of this family. I care deeply for each of you, and am grateful for all the knowledge, relationships, and joy that I’ve gained while working with El Sistema Colorado. I will be staying in the non-profit music/music education sector, helping students gain access where there is none, as well as staying connected to the Sistema field in general. I don’t take it for granted that this is one of the strongest and most dedicated teams I’ve ever worked with.”
— Megan Moran
Megan is leaving the leadership at Garden Place Elementary in the capable hands of longtime El Sistema Teaching Artist, Kyle Etges. He began his work as Lead Teaching Artist at Garden Place in April.

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

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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 system in her native Venezuela and is thrilled at the opportunity to support the movement in Denver.

Linda Briceño’s connection with El Sistema is profound; she and her father created “Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz” in 2007, under the direction of El Sistema founder, Dr. José Antonio Abreu. Briceño has captured international attention as a soloist, big band director and composer. She was the first Venezuelan woman to play with the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Briceño will be joined by Colorado-born bassist Myles Sloniker, with cameos by his father, pianist Mark Sloniker, flutist Joe Anderies, and young El Sistema Colorado musicians.

Ticket are $20 and can be purchased online through DazzleJazz and Ticketfly.

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