Katie Wyatt was a viola fellow at New World Symphony from 2004- 2006. In 2010, she founded Kidznotes, a music-education program based on the El Sistema model of youth orchestras. She is currently the Executive Director for El Sistema, USA and shares the story of how her time at New World Symphony was pivotal in taking her passion of music beyond the concert hall.
For more information on El Sistema, USA. visit: elsistemausa.org
All still images courtesy of Kidznotes.org
music as performed and recorded by NWS on October 22, 2011.
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 (Larghetto)