ACT special issue on El Sistema

[22/01/2016] I am pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Action, Criticism & Theory for Music Education (15:1) devoted to El Sistema. Following on from the 2015 conference El Sistema and the Alternatives: Social Action through Music in Critical Perspective, an international group of scholars (Robert Fink, Owen Logan, Nicolas Dobson, Anna Bull, Guillermo Rosabal-Coto, and Anna-Karin Kuuse, Monica Lindgren, and Eva Skåreus) offers critical analyses of the Venezuelan orchestral training program and its offshoots in countries including the US, Scotland, England, Costa Rica, and Sweden. Thanks to the authors and all those involved in the conference and the production of this issue.

The issue is available in full text here: