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New Brunswicker teaches music to youth in Iqaluit

CBC Podcasts -- Shift - NB Sistema New Brunswick has sent a teacher to Nunavut, to help teach music at a special summer camp for local youth. The camp is held every summer. But this is the first time that Swan Serna, director for the Sistema centre in Richibucto, travelled to the remote northern... Read more

Creativity sets sail: Fundraiser to be hosted on $1B cruise ship

The Royal Caribbean International -- Anthem of the Seas cruise ship Thursday, September 5, 2019 -- Telegraph-Journal -- September 5, 2019 SAINT JOHN • After years of watching cruise ships come and go from Saint John's harbor front, Ken MacLeod had an idea: a concert for New Brunswickers on a cruise... Read more

Sistema NB teachers bring music skills to Iqaluit

Sistema New Brunswick teaching artist Swan Serna, right, teaches a class of students at a week-long Iqaluit music camp. He and fellow teaching artist Dulce Alarcon instructed at the camp last week. Sarah Seeley | TIMES & TRANSCRIPT -- Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Sistema teaching artist Swan Serna... Read more

FestiChoeur D'ACADIE

Come see your amazing Sistema NB Teaching Artists in performance at FestiChoeur D'ACADIE with the Tutta Musica Orchestra. Venez voir vos incroyables artistes enseignants Sistema NB en spectacle au FestiChoeur D'ACADIE avec l'orchestre Tutta Musica.Read more

D'Addario Foundation generously supports Sistema NB

Sistema NB has received a generous $15 thousand grant to be given over the next three years, from the D’Addario Foundation. The American non-profit organization provides financial and product support to music instruction programs that are committed to social change. “We are so grateful to the D’... Read more

EDITORIAL: Bravo to the Sistema NB program

Aboubacar Kaba, 11, started playing the drums in Sierra Leone. Now, he's getting professional training at Sistema New Brunswick. Photo: Robert Williams/Telegraph-Journal Anyone who's had a child become passionate about a musical instrument can tell you what a joy this art form can bring. Learning... Read more

Quand la musique favorise l’apprentissage scolaire

Après les cours, certains enfants vont faire leurs devoirs et d’autres vont apprendre la musique. C’est le cas des participants du programme Sistema qui, chaque jour après la classe, se déplacent à l’école Le Tremplin de Tracadie. Le transport depuis leur école respective est assuré, ils ne doivent... Read more

St. Patrick's Day--Fundy Ceilidh supporting Sistema NB

Sistema NB friends Peter & Dorothy Brzezicki want everyone to know that this year's Fundy Ceilidh at the Bohan Family Centre on Saturday, March 16th will support Sistema NB programming. Here is their invitation... From Fundy Ceilidh, Dorothy & Peter and the Organizing Committee It is our... Read more

Optimist Club of Moncton provides grant to Sistema NB

Sistema NB CEO Ken MacLeod, and members of other community organizations received generous grants from the Optimist Club of Moncton. From left to right: Martin Waltz, Jeunesses Musicales Canada Dieppe; Stella Lemay, club optimiste Moncton -Dieppe; Jean Gaudet, Lire et faire Lire Acadie, Robert... Read more

Bad to the 'bone

January 16, 2019 -- CBC Information Morning Moncton Moncton trombonist Kim Conway is attending a conference in Toronto this week organized by the Canadian Women's Brass Collective. Issues discussed will include getting more women to play in a field traditionally dominated by men. Listen to CBC... Read more