To Attend the 2015 Take A Stand Symposium, Los Angeles, CA
Take A Stand, a partnership between the Longy School of Music of Bard College, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bard College, is a biennial symposium focused on enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in the El Sistema movement in the United States. The conference included presentations from internationally renowned music educators, performances from the acclaimed Simon Bolivar Orchestra, and opportunities for U.S. students and teachers to collaborate with colleagues from Venezuelan El Sistema programs. Eun has experience with an El Sistema based orchestra program in Queens, was eager to implement any teaching or community engagement strategies that she gained from the conference. She hoped to present what she learned at the symposium, and keep colleagues informed of new developments in this rapidly expanding field of music education.