Sistema Side by Side

Longy’s innovative music initiative brings together students from El Sistema-inspired music programs across Massachusetts and musicians from the Longy Conservatory Orchestra for a series of intensive rehearsals and performances featuring nationally renowned guest artists and conductors.

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Side by Side student participants receive: 

  • Top-quality orchestral training led by internationally recognized Sistema Side by Side faculty, combined with private and small-group instruction from Longy Conservatory Orchestra musicians. 
  • Opportunities to build meaningful connections with youth El Sistema-inspired musicians from across Massachusetts. 
  • Performance experience in celebrated concert venues, including Harvard’s Sanders Theatre and the Fisher Center of Bard College. 

2016/17 Season

New this year, we are launching three ensembles - advanced Symphony Orchestra, intermediate String Orchestra, and intermediate Wind Ensemble.

Symphony Orchestra (String, Wind, Brass and Percussion students with 4-8 years of experience)
String Orchestra (String students with 1-3 years of experience)
Wind Ensemble (Wind and Brass students with 1-3 years of experience)

To represent your area El Sistema-inspired program and join our growing community of Sistema-inspired musicians, please complete the online registration below. Ensemble assignments will be determined based on the level of each student and the need of each ensemble.

Online Registration Form