Whitney Stuberg is the Executive Director of El Sistema Colorado. Whitney joined ESC as Development & Operations Manager in September 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Colorado State University and is pursuing her master’s degree in Arts Development and Program Management at the University of Denver. Whitney has spent her career creating unique opportunities to connect communities through collaborative learning experiences.
As a public school choral director, she created a private lesson program for Title I schools, drawing on the skills and talent of local teaching artists. During her tenure she also directed musical productions entirely produced by middle school students. In 2017 Whitney transitioned into arts administration. Whitney realized her calling towards organizational leadership while working in development with Opera Colorado. El Sistema Colorado’s transformative mission perfectly blends her passion for providing music to all children and her commitment to bringing communities together through shared experiences.
Music Education Coordinator
Jamie Wolf currently serves as El Sistema Colorado’s Music Education Coordinator, and has led the organization in its work using music as a tool for social change with under-served youth since 2013. She is a seasoned educator, and has taught choral and general music at a variety of public schools in the Denver area as well as private lessons.
Ms. Wolf graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Northwestern University. She was recently selected as one of 50 international musicians to participate in the 2020 cohort of the Global Leaders Program, a graduate program in executive leadership for change-makers in music.
Lauren Archuletta, El Sistema Colorado’s new Development Manager, comes to the organization with nearly a decade of fundraising experience. A Colorado native, she holds a B.S. in journalism and a B.A. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Prior to this role, she served in leadership roles for Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and most recently Forward Together Action. A former musician herself, Lauren is excited for the opportunity to expand El Sistema Colorado’s mission.
Development and Communications VISTA Volunteer
Cameron Stebbins is excited to be moving across the country from Cleveland to Denver to be a VISTA Americorps volunteer with El Sistema Colorado. Cameron graduated from Kent State University in 2020 after studying Spanish Education and non-profit studies. During college Cameron taught cello lessons, coached his high school’s speech and debate team, and worked throughout Latin America with an organization called Amigos.
He is excited to work with an organization whose mission focuses on fostering musicianship and youth leadership, and hopes to learn all that there is to learn about El Sistema and the Denver community!
Ana Luna Uribe-Leteinturier
Ana Luna Uribe-Leteinturier is the Site Coordinator for El Sistema Colorado. A French-Colombian violinist, born and raised in Miami, FL, Ana Luna is an avid performer. She has also branched out into the world of teaching and non-profit arts administration beginning December 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the Florida State University and a master’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.
Passionate about creating social change and opportunities through music, Ana Luna is also the Program Director for City Strings, an educational outreach program providing string lessons in low income schools around Denver, and Artistic Director and Founder of Performers for Change, an arts collective benefiting different social causes through livestream performances. She believes music has the power to change our community in innovative and positive ways and tries to embody this in everything that she does.
Beth Remming was born and raised in Rochester, NY, is a recently retired string teacher, and moved to Denver to be with family. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education, certificate in music in special education, and a master’s degree in music, all in New York. Beth is also a certified Suzuki teacher and taught for many year at the Hochstein School of Music. She has received a faculty service award from Hochstein School of Music and was also honored as Music Educator of the Year by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Xadie James Antonio
Xadie James Antonio is an alumni of the Berklee College of Music. They perform with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and tour with various national acts. At El Sistema they specialize in low strings, ear training, and conducting.
Katharine is a cellist originally from Las Vegas and teaches cello as a Teaching Artist through El Sistema Colorado. There, she studied cello from the age of 11 with the city’s top players, and would go on to complete her Bachelor’s in Cello Performance from UNLV. She moved to Denver in 2018, and since then has completed her Master’s in Cello Performance, as well as her certification to teach Suzuki Cello Books 1-10, from DU. She is currently completing her Master’s Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy.
Joy is a classically trained violinist, teacher and performer based in Boulder, Colorado. Originally from Central California, Joy started playing the violin at the age of eight through the Suzuki Method. In addition to working with El Sistema Colorado, she is a violin instructor at Front Range Community College and a violin teaching assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she works with undergraduate and graduate level students. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Colorado Boulder under the guidance of Károly Schranz, founding member of the Takács Quartet. Joy is excited to continue working with the amazing students, families and staff of El Sistema Colorado!
Nancy Hernandez Ramirez
Originally from Mexico, Nancy started her music studies at the age of 13. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2013 at the University of Veracruz under the guidance of Mikhail Medvid. Nancy holds more than twelve years of experience as an orchestral and chamber music musician. She has been part of the violin section of many professional orchestras in Mexico, such as Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, Boca del Río Philharmonic Orchestra. Internationally, she’s been a part of many other international orchestras and ensembles in France, Germany, Brazil, and the United States. In 2020, she graduated with her Masters in Music Performance at Colorado State University under the guidance of Ron Francois.