We are working to lay down the foundations of what will soon be an umbrella organization dedicated to the support of El Sistema-inspired programs in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We have set up this progress blog to keep all who are interested up-to-date and in-the-know about the development of El Sistema Pittsburgh.
Perhaps our most frequent question so far is: How can I get involved with El Sistema Pittsburgh? Right now there are several ways to get involved with the process of developing El Sistema Pittsburgh.
• Become a volunteer – ESPgh is looking for volunteers both experienced in El Sistema and novice to the philosophy to help us with the development and later phases of our program. Volunteers can get involved in any of these developmental processes:
• Fundraising & Campaigning
• Curriculum Design
• Inter-program communication and coordination
• Teaching Volunteers
It is not necessary that volunteers be experienced in El Sistema philosophies and practices – we are seeking truly dedicated, motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about our organization and its mission!
If you are interested, please visit the “Get Involved” section of our website and fill out a volunteer form.
Speaking of the mission, take a look at our newly crafted statement; what El Sistema Pittsburgh is all about:
“El Sistema Pittsburgh provides Pittsburgh’s youth with accessible and intensive classical music instruction. Using music as its vehicle, ESPgh promotes the development of intellectual skills ,accountability and values, as well as fosters a sense of self-respect and pride for the community.”
Until next time!