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BRAVO is hiring: Executive Director

BRAVO Youth Orchestras seeks a dynamic and collaborative Executive Director who is excited to join our talented team and lead the organization in its next phase. The new ED, who will share our deep belief in the transformative power of music and the performing arts, will lead a highly capable staff as well as focus externally, fostering community partnerships and raising funds. This exciting and rewarding job requires an individual who has strong leadership and management skills, is an equity champion, and comes well prepared to play an active role in shaping the future direction of the organization. Executive Director – Position Announcement Executive Director – Position Description Applications are due Friday, December 15, 2023. See Position Announcement for related directions.

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BRAVO at the World Congress of El Sistema

Marian Gutierrez-Curiel On September 18th, our Strings Program Coordinator, Marian Gutierrez-Curiel travelled back to her country Venezuela to have an encounter with her musical family from “El Sistema”, an organization she has been part of for more than 20 years. On this occasion she had the opportunity to represent BRAVO Youth Orchestras as an active organization member of El Sistema USA. From 18th to 23rd September, The II World Congress El Sistema brought together representatives from 40 countries from 5 continents, 80 orchestras and choir programs inspired by the Venezuelan program, as well as 88 international musicians who shared with their Venezuelan counterparts, all united in this event that aim to strengthen alliances and create new tools so that music continues to be the axis of social transformation. During one week there were held presentations, workshops, academic exchanges, visits to the “núcleos” and other activities, during which participants were able to learn about the 12 programs developed by El Sistema; the functioning and scope of the “núcleos” and modules; the artistic level of the professional orchestras and choirs, and the methodology used to provide musical training to more than one million Venezuelan students who are currently members of El Sistema in Venezuela. This

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