UCMP at the Take a Stand Symposium

From January 30 through February 1, 2012, the UCMP was part of the Take a Stand Symposium, a conference organized by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bard College, and the Longy School of Music which brought together all El Sistema-inspired programs in the US and from abroad. As many as 300 music and social change advocates from 27 states and 13 countries were part of this conference, which included a surprise keynote presentation from Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of el El Sistema.