Our Program

El Sistema Colorado creates long-term, positive relationships and uses the musical ensemble as a training ground for future success. Students receive free, high-quality music education and the support of a diverse and invested community.

Inspired by the original El Sistema movement found in 1975 in Venezuela, El Sistema Colorado believes that ensemble music making is a powerful tool that can be a catalyst to ignite the tremendous potential in youth—building socio-emotional skills that will help them grow as leaders and positively impact their communities.

The ESC Music Center

In October of 2019 we launched our new facility. Here we serve students in grades kindergarten through 12 from several diverse communities throughout Denver including: Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, Cole, Clayton, Curtis Park, and Five Points. 

El Sistema Colorado primarily offers an intensive after-school string orchestra (violin/viola/cello/bass) program. Our ensembles focus on developing musical excellence as well as leadership and essential skills.