Celebration of Learning

Celebrate the work of El Sistema students during our Virtual Celebration of Learning event on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Any Celebration of Learning is an opportunity for students to showcase their wonderful work and provide an inside look at their learning process during music class. This day champions process and progress! 

Click the link below the photos to access recordings of Virtual Events

K1 & Grade 3

Program: K1 and Grade 3

K1 

Resident Artists facilitate an opportunity for students in K1 to teach a little bit of our song “So Glad I’m Here.”

3rd Grade 

Upper Strings: Students present information about the lyrics to Lightly Row and the Mississippi River, as well as recorded performances and related artwork.

Lower Strings:  Students facilitate an introduction to our work this semester, and Dr. Barret and Mr. Sulbaran share students’ artist statements and high quality student work exampless.

Winds/Brass: Students highlight both challenges and areas of growth during remote instruction. We describe the process for putting together our galleries and sharing two examples of students’ work. 

Galleries: Grade 3

K2 & Grade 4

Program: K2 & Grade 4

K2 

Resident artists facilitate an opportunity for students in K2 to teach their grown-ups how to properly hold a shaker and how to play an eighth note subdivision for about 1 minute, then everyone sings and plays “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” together.

4th Grade 

Upper Strings: Students present information about the lyrics to Lightly Row and the Mississippi River, as well as recorded performances and related artwork.

Lower Strings:  Students facilitate an introduction to our work this semester, and Dr. Barrett and Mr. Sulbaran share students’ artist statements and 2 high quality student work examples.

Winds/Brass: Students highlight both challenges and areas of growth during remote instruction. We also describe the process for putting together our galleries and share two examples of students’ work.

Galleries: Grade 4

Grades 1 & 5

Program: Grades 1 & 5

1st Grade 

Resident Artist Joshua Garver facilitates a crash course in how to become a string player! Young musicians teach their grown-ups to make a bow hand, how to hold their instrument, and even how to play a beginning open string exercise!

5th Grade

Upper Strings: Students will present information about Ignatius Sancho and share recordings of Les Contes des Fées, as well as artwork and written fairy tales.

Lower Strings:  Dr. Barrett and Mr. Sulbaran will introduce the students’ work this semester, and they will share students’ artist statements and 3 high quality student work examples.

Winds/Brass: Students highlight both challenges and areas of growth during remote instruction. We also describe the process for putting together our galleries and share two examples of students’ work.

Galleries: Grade 5

Grades 2 & 6


Program: Grades 2 & 6

2nd Grade 

Resident Artist Joshua Garver facilitates a crash course in how to become a string player! Young musicians teach their grown-ups to make a bow hand, how to hold their instrument, and even how to play a beginning open string exercise!

6th Grade 

Upper Strings: Students present information about Ignatius Sancho and share recordings of Les Contes des Fées, as well as artwork and written fairy tales.

Lower Strings:  Dr. Barret and Mr. Sulbaran introduce the students’ work this semester, and they will share students’ artist statements and high quality student work examples.

Winds/Brass: Students highlight both challenges and areas of growth during remote instruction. We also describe the process for putting together our galleries and share two examples of students’ work.

Galleries: Grade 6

Grades 7/8

Program: Grades 7 & 8

Grades 7 & 8 

Upper Strings: Students present information about Ignatius Sancho and share recordings of Les Contes des Fées, as well as artwork and written fairy tales.

Lower Strings:  Students facilitate an introduction to our classwork this semester. Students will share  introductions, artist statements and high quality student work examples.

Winds/Brass: Students highlight both challenges and areas of growth during remote instruction. We also describe the process for putting together our galleries and share two examples of students’ work. 

Galleries: Grades 7 & 8