Program Mission and Overview
El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) at Roosevelt Elementary School and South Mountain Middle School is a free music education program made possible through the Allentown Symphony Association’s collaboration with the Allentown School District. ESLV provides all participating students with intensive afterschool orchestral instrumental instruction, choir instruction, academic tutoring, and an after-school snack. The rich music curriculum creates a cooperative, fun, a nurturing environment for the children to explore their creativity as individuals and as a large ensemble.
In combination with the impressive number after-school opportunities available to the students and community members through Roosevelt Elementary, United Way, and Communities in Schools, ESLV will help make Roosevelt and South Mountain community centers for joyful music making and will eventually grow to serve hundreds of students in the community.
Participation and use of instruments is free to all students as long as they uphold their contract to care for the instrument, practice and participate in ESLV programming, and academic tutoring.
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