Students benefit from music education, say adjudicators

The newest members of the Sistema Tobique Centre orchestra – including Makayla Bear-Kinney – showed off their skills during instrumental classes at the Victoria County Music Festival on Friday, April 6. PHOTO: CORINNE FITZHERBERT/THE VICTORIA STAR CORINNE FITZHERBERT THE VICTORIA STAR April 11,... Read more

NB music groups see leg up from Newcastle Rotary Club

Sistema NB Miramichi members and faculty welcomed members of the Newcastle Rotary Club for a visit on Wednesday, March 21st to their beautiful new King Street Elementary School centre. Centre Director Carlos Armao and the entire Sistema NB team are grateful for the generous support of community... Read more

The gift of music keeps on giving

My two cents by David Gauvin -- Times & Transcript--Saturday, March 31, 2018 I never met José Antonio Abreu. But he’s changed the lives of my family, and of hundreds of other families in Metro Moncton. When the founder of the Sistema music-education program died last Saturday at the age of 78,... Read more

Making life better, one note at a time

BEN MACINTOSH SPECIAL TO THE MIRAMICHI LEADER -- March 28, 2018 After a concert is always a busy time for music teachers, almost as busy as getting ready for the concert itself. Carlos Armao knows all about it. He is the director of the Sistema NB classical music training centre in Miramichi... Read more

Music is crucial to educational success

DAVID COON COMMENTARY (Brunswick News--15-March-2018) I walked into the Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School in Fredericton the other night and was instantly captured by the music being performed by students from the Saint John Youth Chamber Orchestra. It’s hard to describe the joy I felt, and I... Read more

New Sistema NB teaching artists welcomed in the New Brunswick Legislature

Thank you to the Honourable Cathy Rogers for hosting our new Sistema NB teaching artists today at the provincial legislature in Fredericton. We are grateful to the New Brunswick government for its support of our program and for the difference we are able to make in the lives of NB youth. This year... Read more

Sistema NB – A 2017 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program

Meet Sistema NB – Recipients of the 2017 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program For the past five years, MusiCounts in partnership with TD Bank Group have supported diverse music programs across Canada. This year, 27 music programs benefited from instrument grants through the MusiCounts TD Community... Read more