Mayor of Somerville Visits Conservatory Lab
Conservatory Lab hosted Joe Curtatone, the Mayor of Somerville on Wednesday, April 4th for a tour of several El Sistema music classes. In his fifth term governing a city given the All American City award, Mr. Curtatone is a leader on many fronts such as President of the Massachusetts Mayor’s Association and a board member of the National League of Cities, among others. Most saliently, he is a huge supporter of the arts in education and personally knows the importance of music as part of a quality education, having been a music student in violin, trumpet and percussion for many of his own school years.
Once again, Mr. Curtatone is demonstrating his leadership by taking an active role in beginning an El Sistema after-school program at East Somerville Community School, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. Ms. Rebecca Levi, has been the key resource and advisor from Conservatory Lab to all concerned in Somerville. Onward, Somerville!