EL SISTEMA AEOLIAN IS PART OF A GLOBAL MOVEMENT DESIGNED TO OFFER FREE UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO AN INTENSIVE COLLABORATIVE MUSIC PROGRAM.
There are millions of participants in over 80 countries and the program has spread across Canada quickly. Canadian Provincial and National Associations are forming. Our local program offers five days of instruction to our participants including orchestra, choir and piano lessons. Meals and snacks are also provided. Our participants give approximately 10-20 concerts per year in various settings.
GIVING MUSic to everyone
The arts enlighten, inspire and transform individuals, helping us build strong, healthy and vibrant communities. El Sistema Aeolian provides an opportunity for children, youth and their communities to experience a free, intensive, innovative and accessible after school music program. We provide expert instruction in a nurturing, safe and inclusive environment allowing participants to develop their full social and musical potential.
A WORLD FILLED WITH MUSIC
We see a world in which all children and youth experience the joy and inspiration of music. The skills they will learn are transferable and include social engagement, inclusiveness, leadership, the pursuit of excellence and creative learning styles. These skills and pathways will open new horizons and alternative pathways for these young people. It will assist them to achieve their full potential and enrich our communities.
HISTORY OF EL SISTEMA AEOLIAN
El Sistema Aeolian is a free, intensive after-school music program based on a program founded in Venezuela in 1975. Each El Sistema program is free to adapt its delivery in a way that is unique to its community, resources and participants. The initiative has grown to include programs in over 80 countries and has won TED, UNESCO and Glenn Gould Awards.
The Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association launched El Sistema Aeolian in November of 2011, serving 20 children in the pilot project. In its early days youth from the Old East Village Community and in particular Lorne Avenue Public School were first offered the opportunity to participate in this program but it has now expanded to include participants from different areas, groups, and organizations throughout our City of London. There are now 100 spots offered in the program for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Aeolian’s El Sistema is the 4th launched in Canada, is supported by a gifted group of musicians, educators, students, interested community members and the Staff/Directors of the Aeolian and it is built on a set of values and principles and not a homogenized curriculum. On April 2015 The Mayor of the City of London gave El Sistema Aeolian a Pillar Award in recognition for its outstanding community impact.
The Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association was incorporated in 2007 and received status as a charity in February of 2011. It is currently operating the Aeolian Performing Arts Centre and its objectives are to sustain and grow its larger Vision and Mission. In order to continue this pathway, help is needed. All contributions whether small or large make a huge difference and will help sustain the Aeolian’s future. Donations can be accepted in the following categories:
- Production of art, drama, music, workshops, athletic activities, handicrafts, hobbies, and recreation for the benefit of the general public.
- Support of any educational programs which benefit the general public.
- Support for outreach programs.
- Maintenance and repair of our facilities.
- Equipment, tools, materials
- Capital funds to purchase or rent more facility.