Our After School Programs
ESC seeks to provide programming that encourages a Growth Mindset – the belief that one’s capacities are due in large part to one’s actions and efforts rather than to a fixed trait or talent.
ESC’s program began as an in-school and after-school music education program at Garden Place Academy, Swansea Elementary, and Bruce Randolph Middle & High School. In October 2019, ESC opened a community center hub in Curtis Park/Five Points – the ESC Music Center at 2980 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80205.
ESC programs operate from August through May at the ESC Music Center. Students receive choral and instrumental instruction, attending ESC from 4:15 to 6:15 pm five days per week. Students rehearse with their leveled ensemble on Monday through Friday, with Fridays allowing time for supervised practice, sectionals, and coaching. This immersive schedule results in 300 hours of after school programming per year.
El Sistema Colorado’s ensembles evolve to keep up with developing musicians from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
Explorers introduces children to music and learning an instrument.
Crescendo advances children to grow their skills as part of a larger ensemble.
Cadenza is the final flourish with more advanced middle and high school musicians.