Interpret the results, experiences and best practices of the social, cultural and human development impact of music education and the collective practice of music in the students, representatives and trainers of the various programs.
María Guerrero, Europe, Spain.
Executive President of the Fundación para la Acción Social por la Música
(Foundation for Social Action for Music)
María Guerrero Sanz (Madrid, 1983) created in 2013 the Foundation for Social Action for Music, inspired by the social and pedagogical model devised by José Antonio Abreu, Venezuelan musician, economist, politician, activist and educator. She iscurrently executive president of the organization, which seeks to empower children and young people at risk of social exclusion through music.
José Ramón Espinoza, América, Venezuela.
Xiomara Alemán, América, Venezuela
El Sistema Impact Evaluation
She worked at the BID as a social protection specialist for 23 years, formulating,vexecuting and evaluating social projects in several countries (Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador), being the leader of the Project of Orchestras and Choirs of El Sistema and of the Evaluation study of the impact of El Sistema. Currently, she is a private consultant in social projects. She is executive director of the SPES consortium, formed by several NGOs.
Stanford Thompson. América,United States.
15 Years transcribing the El Sistema Philosophy in the United States.
He is a leading voice in promoting cultural equity and change leadership for nonprofit arts organizations. Recognized as a TED Fellow, Stan founded and led the
internationally recognized Play On Philly organization and served as founding board
chair of El Sistema USA. He is part of the Global Leaders Institute and earned degrees in trumpet performance from the Curtis Institute of Music and El Sistema
Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory
Luis Velásquez, América, Venezuela.
Musico y docente, ha participado como ponente en congresos de talla nacional e internacional en el área de educación musical, especial, entre otras. Actualmente cursa estudios Doctorales en Ciencias Administrativas en la Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Rodríguez y es investigador activo en el área de las ciencias sociales.