Changing lives through music 

 
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AUSTIN SOUNDWAVES IS AN EL SISTEMA-INSPIRED MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM IN CENTRAL TEXAS.


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MISSION

Austin Soundwaves provides high quality music education to youth as a means to strengthen resiliency and awaken intrinsic motivation to learn, create, and achieve.

VISION

We envision a world where every child has access to music and intensive ensemble music learning and performing to promote positive youth development and thriving communities.                                             

(Shared Vision of El Sistema USA)

OUR APPROACH

Austin Soundwaves eliminates financial and cultural barriers so that students and their families can access a high quality music education program at their school. Programming consists of ensemble musical training along with specialized individual instruction and mentoring. Students participate in many performances, often collaborating with other arts organizations, schools, and community groups.  

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OUTCOMES

  • Improved grades, attendance, attitudes and psychological well-being.

  • Keeping students off the street and providing opportunities to visit and perform in concert halls and other public venues.

  • Exposure to artists, mentors, and peers that students would not otherwise have the chance to meet.