Changing lives through music
AUSTIN SOUNDWAVES IS AN EL SISTEMA-INSPIRED MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM IN CENTRAL TEXAS.
Austin Soundwaves provides high quality music education to artistically-underserved youth as a means to strengthen resiliency and awaken intrinsic motivation to learn, create, and achieve.
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)
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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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 people underserved students would not otherwise have the chance to meet.