The Sistema Music Program was founded in 1975 and today there are over 100 Sistema chapters globally. It uses the classical music ensemble experience to achieve positive social change in youth.

 

Sistema Huronia is a local chapter to help youth in Huronia, which historically covers most of Simcoe County.

 

Our mission is to build and sustain an intensive social program that provides free, ensemble-based music lessons to inspire children to realize their full potential as students, musicians and citizens. 

 

Sistema Origins:

The El Sistema (The System) model from Venezuela exploded on the orchestra scene only a few years ago. However, the model developed by Jose Abreu more than 30 years ago in poverty stricken neighbourhoods in Caracas, has already shown tremendous success in the USA, Canada and internationally. The mission of the free El Sistema program  is to promote the collective practice of music through symphony orchestras in order to help children and young people achieve their full potential and create social change in their community. As of today, more than 300,000 children and youth participate in the program every year. Gustavo Dudamel, the world-famous music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was one such student.

What is Sistema

Enabling youth to better themselves through music
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We are a Canadian Registered Charity.

Our registration number is 81620 0935 RR0001.

We were designated as such on December 18, 2013. We are designated as a Charitable Organization.

 

CURRENT EVENTS:  We have lost revenue because of Covid-19.  We had to cancel our annual fundraiser and we did not receive some of our local grants.  Please consider donating to the Sistema Huronia Music Academy on May 5th, Giving Tuesday so that we can continue giving children the gift of music!