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Links to News Articles:

  1. Los pequeños grandes músicos de Corona”, El Diario NY, July 3rd, 2012.

  1. Queens Person of the Week: Musician Helps Kids Find the Positive Note”, NY1, September 30th, 2011 (Video).

  1. “Teacher sets kids’ lives to music with Corona Youth Music Project”, Daily News New York, September 1st, 2011.

  1. “The Corona Youth Music Project performs in Queens tomorrow, Saturday, August 21”, Time Out New York – Kids, August 20th, 2010.

  1. Taking kids on a musical journey around the world”, by Irving Dejohn, Daily News, New York, August 18th, 2010.

  1. “Corona Kids Prepping For Saturday’s Show”, by Angy Altamirano, The Queens Tribune, August 12th, 2010.

  1. “You, Too, Can Play and Fight”, by Freddie Gershon, The Huffington Post, July 29th, 2010.

Past Activities and Reports:

  1. Corona Children’s Chorus Camp (August 2010) Report.

  1. Teachers’ Workshop:  Managing the Age/Level Diverse Music Classroom, by Lorrie Heagy.

  1. Teacher’s Workshop: Teaching Music with Body and Soul, by Sanna Valvanne

  1. Corona Children’s Chorus Spring Camp

White Papers and Other Documents:

  1. “A Model for Community Participation in the Performing Arts:  Social Action Through Music and the Internationalization of the Venezuela Orchestra System”, by Alvaro F. Rodas, Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2006.

  1. “Connections and Connectors in El Sistema. Venezuela, the United States and beyond” by Alvaro F. Rodas, presented as part of the requirements of the Abreu Fellows Program New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, 2010.

Please take a look at the

Corona Youth Music Project’s

First Annual Report (2010-2011)

Online References: 

  1. 2010 Abreu Fellow Lorrie Heagy’s Blog: Recently named 2011 Alaska Teacher of the Year, Lorrie has a deep understanding of classroom management, and El Sistema principles and philosophy.  Her blog is an invaluable resource for classroom management and musicianship education, as well as El Sistema inspired methods applied to the United States’ classrooms.

  1. Youth Orchestra Los Angeles’ resources library page offers an updated collection of documents, papers and online resources to anyone interested in joining the El Sistema movement in the US and abroad.

  1. FESNOJIV: El Sistema Methodology page, includes fundamental ideas and information about the work and accomplishments of El Sistema in Venezuela.

  1. Corona Youth Music Project Director Alvaro F. Rodas’ Blog.  Read some of the the ideas, principles and questions that inform the Corona Youth Music Project.