Tuesday (10/13) on the Boston Globe blog Exhibitionist, Geoff Edgers writes, “Dudamania may be all the way across the country but the US-based branch of El Sistema, the successful, Venezuelan music education program the conductor was involved with as a boy, is heading to New England Conservatory. Ten grad-level musicians have been picked to head to NEC as the school launches the Abreu Fellows training program, one of the first major initiatives of El Sistema USA. These fellows will spend a year studying at NEC and in Venezuela so they can learn how to run music education centers throughout the world.” Those selected for the for the Abreu Fellows Program are Daniel Berkowitz, Jonathan Andrew Govias, Lorrie Heagy, Rebecca Levi, David Malek, Dantes Rameau, Álvaro Rodsas, Stanford Leon Thompson, Christine Witkowski, and Kathryn Wyatt, who was a League of American Orchestras Orchestra Management Fellow, class of 2007.

Posted October 14, 2009