Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Sistema Kingston

After-School Music Program

Starting in September 2018, our Faculty of Education is honoured to support Sistema Kingston in offering an intensive after-school music program that focusses on positive social change through the pursuit of musical excellence. Through free, group centred music instruction, Sistema Kingston emphasizes inclusivity and teamwork, builds personal persistence, and fosters creativity and personal responsibility in all its activities.

What or Who is Sistema Kingston?

Using the Venezuelan El Sistema as its model, Sistema Kingston inspires children to reach their full potential as students, musicians, and citizens. Sistema Kingston was launched in 2015 as an initiative of Queen’s Community Music in collaboration with the Limestone District School Board and the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library.

Sistema Kingston Logo

In September of 2018, our Faculty of Education welcomed Sistema Kingston to our family of educators who support the local community. Through Sistema Kingston, our Bachelor of Education students, who have a background in music and an interest in working with underserved children, will have an opportunity to help with the program. Our graduate students will have opportunities to engage with Sistema Kingston through teaching internships and research.

Sistema Kingston will look to grow within the community with the support of the faculty infrastructure.

Visit https://sdm.queensu.ca/community/sistema-kingston/ to learn more.

Sistema Kingston Events

Sistema Kingston Paper to Wood Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, November 28th
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Molly Brant Elementary School Gym, 30 Lyons St
Admission is free
For more info contact coordinator@sistemakingston.ca or 613-929-2594

Sistema Kingston first-year students in grades 2-3 graduate from homemade papier mache instruments to real wood violins, violas, and cellos in this touching concert and ceremony.

Sistema Kingston Paper to Wood Ceremony 2017

Sistema Kingston Holiday Concert

Date: Wednesday, December 12th
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Molly Brant Elementary School Gym, 30 Lyons St
Admission is free
For more info contact coordinator@sistemakingston.ca or 613-929-2594

All Sistema Kingston students (grades 2-6) perform in this joyous holiday concert in string orchestra and choir ensembles.

Sistema Kingston Holiday Concert 2017
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