|Kidznotes youth orchestra
Hometown: Durham and Raleigh, NC
Web site: http://www.kidznotes.org
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Kidznotes is inspired by the international phenomenon of El Sistema, an evidence-based system of classical music for social change founded in Venezuela in 1975 by economist, composer, and conductor Jose Antonio Abreu. El Sistema offers free classical music training for young children from highly impoverished backgrounds. El Sistema and its worldwide replications focus on providing an environment of opportunity through collective practice of music through orchestral playing and choral singing as a model of social organization and community development.
Kidznotes was founded in Durham, NC in September 2010 with an orchestra of 60 students from three Title-1 elementary schools. In the 2013–14 academic year, we expanded into three Title-1 elementary schools in Southeast Raleigh. Kidznotes is now a leader of the El Sistema USA movement and will serve 400 k–9th grade students at eight Title-1 schools in Durham and Raleigh during the 2015–16 academic year.
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