Content consultants and advisors


Judith Hill Bose is the director of teacher education and educational initiatives for the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Erik Holmgren is the former director of the Sistema Fellows Program at New England Conservatory.



Jamie Bernstein, daughter of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, is a music educator, narrator, writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker.

Michael Blakeslee is the deputy executive director and chief operating officer of the National Association for Music Education.

Eric Booth is an arts education consultant and senior advisor to the El Sistema movement in the U.S.

Gretchen Nielsen leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s education programming.

Xóchitl Ysabela Tafoya is a 2013 Sistema Fellow at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Tricia Tunstall, a writer and music educator, is the author of Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music (W. W. Norton & Co., 2012).

Patrice Turner, EdD, is a lead teacher, accompanist, and member of the curriculum development team of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop! Program for children.

Karen Zorn is the president of Longy School of Music of Bard College.



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