AMP AMPlifies ATL at Ivy Prep!


Welcome to AMPlify! This week was exhilarating! We began class on Tuesday with over 60 brilliant scholars of Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood. AMPlify consists of two dynamic choral ensembles, grouped by grade. All first […]

AMP AMPlifies ATL at Ivy Prep!2013-02-08T23:40:08-05:00

First Pitch!


I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s a new player on the team. We recently announced my new and improved relationship with the Atlanta Music Project as the Director of AMPlify, the choral program […]

First Pitch!2012-09-26T16:20:33-04:00

It’s Coming…


There is more than one way to tip an epidemic, in other words. Epidemics are a function of the people who transmit infectious agents, the infectious agent itself, and the environment in which the infectious […]

It’s Coming…2012-06-27T12:16:31-04:00

Immersed in El Sistema: My experience in Venezuela


What a trip. You may know this already, but Venezuela is truly awe-inspiring. The sessions and readings we experienced as Fellows prepared us well – and then the trip itself catapulted us into another dimension! […]

Immersed in El Sistema: My experience in Venezuela2012-04-10T23:46:30-04:00

…and then there was Coro.


Welcome to Coro! I remember our first meeting with our “organizational guru/Sistema Fellows Team Mom” – Beth Babcock. She simply told us “I am here because I love you”. Since I had only known her […]

…and then there was Coro.2012-03-24T02:31:55-04:00

The Power of One


What if it all depended on me to change the world, change the world Today was the first of many beautiful days in Guarico. What joy this town has brought us after only one day! […]

The Power of One2012-03-14T00:22:15-04:00



Encantada! After 6 months of preparation, the Fellows have finally arrived in Venezuela! We are feeling immensely fortunate to be among the chosen few that are invited to experience the Sistema in its most authentic […]


Taking a Stand


On January 27, 2012, the fellows flew to Los Angeles, CA to take a stand. We had the great honor of delivering a keynote presentation at “Take A Stand”, a 3 day symposium on the […]

Taking a Stand2012-02-15T12:57:25-05:00

The Game Changers…


It is now midnight…I’m all packed for our trip tomorrow, but can’t sleep due to excitement.  Not because this is my first trip to Los Angeles…not because we are flying on my favorite airline of […]

The Game Changers…2012-01-27T01:59:22-05:00
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