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Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music (Hardcover)

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InChanging Lives, the maestro's story becomes the entry point to an equally captivating subject: El Sistema, the music education program that nurtured his musical talent, first as a young violinist and then as a budding conductor under the mentorship of its founder, Jose Antonio Abreu. What began in Venezuela has now reached children in Los Angeles, New York City, Baltimore, and cities around the world. No matter the location, the overarching goal of El Sistema is unwavering: to rescue children from the depredations of poverty through music. Part history, part reportage, this book reveals that arts education can indeed effect positive social change.

About the Author

Tricia Tunstall is both a writer and a music educator. The author of "Changing Lives" and "Note by Note: A Celebration of the Piano Lesson", she has written for the "Kenyon Review" and the "New York Times". She lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393078961
ISBN-10: 0393078965
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2012
Pages: 298
Language: English

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