Tune Up Philly http://wrti.org en TUNE UP PHILLY: Classical Music Instruction as a Vehicle for Social Change - Part 2 http://wrti.org/post/tune-philly-classical-music-instruction-vehicle-social-change-part-2 <p>WRTI's Meridee Duddleston returns to St. Francis de Sales school in SW Philadelphia to check in on TUNE UP PHILLY - a unique after-school classical music program launched in 2010. Program Director Stanford Thompson, teaching artists, and parents share their thoughts on this Phila. Youth Orchestra project modeled after Venezuela's youth orchestra system.</p> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 13:03:43 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 3386 at http://wrti.org TUNE UP PHILLY: Classical Music Instruction as a Vehicle for Social Change - Part 2 TUNE UP PHILLY: The Local Start of an El Sistema-Inspired Endeavor http://wrti.org/post/tune-philly-local-start-el-sistema-inspired-endeavor <p>A five-day-a-week training program in West Philadelphia aims to provide a safe haven and cultivate lasting skills through classical music. At St. Francis de Sales school, students in grades one through seven are the focal point of the newly launched after-school project: TUNE UP PHILLY. It's the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's version of Venezuela's youth orchestras and ensembles known as El Sistema. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston learns about its transformative potential.</p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:49:32 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 3364 at http://wrti.org TUNE UP PHILLY: The Local Start of an El Sistema-Inspired Endeavor