From the very start, the Sistema Fellows Program at New England Conservatory captured the imagination of local and national news outlets. Here are links to some of the stories that ran beginning with the arrival of the first class of Fellows in fall 2009. (Note: From 2009 through early 2012, the program was known by the name "Abreu Fellows.")
2011-10-26 Berkshire Eagle Story on kids4harmony
Music program to launch Thursday - Berkshire Eagle Online
2011-10-18 Austin Business Journal story on Austin Soundwaves
Startup nonprofit to provide music education in East Austin - Austin Business Journal
2011-10-01 The Fellows participated, for the first time, in the Rodman Ride for Kids.
2010-07-25 The Boston Globe front-page story (third in a series)
"Catching the upbeat to a new movement"
2010-07-18 The Boston Globe front-page story (second in a series)
"You're part of something bigger"
2010-07-11 The Boston Globe front-page story (first in a series)
"There is magic in the music"
2010-05-21 Los Angeles Times story on national El Sistema symposium
"L.A.'s YOLA takes up challenge of El Sistema model"
2010-04-16 The Boston Globe front-page story
"Conducting a Movement"
2009-10-30 El Planeta front-page story
"Música que transforma vidas"
2009-10-23 The Boston Globe front-page story
"New Movement for Conservatory"
Symphony Magazine Series
Beginning with the January/February 2010 issue of the League of American Orchestras' Symphony magazine, Abreu Fellow Katie Wyatt wrote a series of behind-the-scenes articles. These covered the first year of what is now called the Sistema Fellows Program at NEC.
Follow these links to read the articles as digital flip books.
May/June 2010 Symphony Magazine
"On the Road to El Sistema, Part II" by Kathryn Wyatt with Rebecca Levi
January/February 2010 Symphony Magazine
"On the Road to El Sistema" by Kathryn Wyatt