Who else offers programs similar to YONA?
Since its beginnings in Venezuela, the El Sistema model has been adapted around the world. The United States hosts over 50 El Sistema-inspired programs, including Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), OrchKids in Baltimore, and the Harmony Program in New York City. Within Canada, there are at least 18 núcleos currently in existence. The núcleo that is geographically closest to Edmonton is the Calgary Multicultural Orchestra. Other prominent Canadian núcleos include the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Sistema Toronto, and Sistema Winnipeg.
Are there employment opportunities within YONA?
For information on current postings, visit http://www.edmontonsymphony.com/employment.
How can I bring YONA to my child's school?
YONA is currently offered for students attending St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Alphonsus, and Delton Schools. As the program grows, we will be reaching more neighbourhoods within Edmonton. If you have identified opportunities for expansion, please contact Alyssa Paterson at 780-401-2531 or firstname.lastname@example.org