Event Title

P-28 El Sistema for, or Against, Benton Harbor

Presenter Information

Dana Wilson

Start Date

2-28-2020 2:30 PM

Description

My research investigates the pre-adaptation of El Sistema, a famed music program, into the community of Benton Harbor, Michigan. Members of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra envision El Sistema as a fit model but this study reevaluates the efficiency of the program’s revolution and uncovers the sensitivity of providing resources for an underprivileged city through comparative analysis of both ethnic cultures, definition and description of El Sistema, examination of the program’s application to other urban centers, and assessment of interviews with individuals instrumental to the provision of a free music program in Benton Harbor.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar

Mentor: Adriana Perera, Music

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Feb 28th, 2:30 PM

P-28 El Sistema for, or Against, Benton Harbor

My research investigates the pre-adaptation of El Sistema, a famed music program, into the community of Benton Harbor, Michigan. Members of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra envision El Sistema as a fit model but this study reevaluates the efficiency of the program’s revolution and uncovers the sensitivity of providing resources for an underprivileged city through comparative analysis of both ethnic cultures, definition and description of El Sistema, examination of the program’s application to other urban centers, and assessment of interviews with individuals instrumental to the provision of a free music program in Benton Harbor.