Website Name Change

Dear Friends,

As you will notice, the website name has been changed FROM “Developing a Professional Association of Music Training Programs for High-Risk Youth” TO “El Sistema USA Professional Association” to reflect the will of the Working Group to shift our focus on an El Sistema-inspired focus.

As always, we welcome feedback to this change, which can be done below.

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About Stanford Thompson

Stanford Thompson is a musician and educator who serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Play On Philly and Founding Board Chairman of El Sistema USA, bringing music education to students in underserved areas throughout Philadelphia and beyond. Recognized as a TED Fellow in 2017, Stanford believes that music education is a powerful tool for positive personal and community change. Mr. Thompson serves on the faculties of the Global Leaders Program, SAAVY Arts Venture, and Dean of the Sphinx LEAD program while regularly lecturing at major Universities and Conservatories about leadership, entrepreneurship and social justice. As a consultant, he has guided the development of dozens of El Sistema-inspired programs across the United States and collaborated with major orchestras and arts organizations to develop new strategies and initiatives that helps provide equitable access to the arts. As a professional trumpeter, Stanford has performed as soloist and section member with major orchestras around the world and continues to perform chamber music and jazz. Stanford is a native of Atlanta, GA and hold degrees from The Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory’s Sistema Fellows Program.
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1 Response to Website Name Change

  1. Glenn Thomas says:

    You all are doing a great job- let me know if you need any sales and marketing help.

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