The educators Jessica Colmenares, Rhomy López, and Álvaro Carrillo were acknowledged for their valuable contribution to the integration, inclusion, and cultural development of children and youth through a music program inspired by the Venezuelan Orchestral System.
On Monday, July 17th, the city of Houston, Texas, recognized the efforts of three Venezuelan educators and founders of El Sistema Texas for their commendable work in launching a program of musical education and extracurricular inclusion for Hispanic children in primary school. This is achieved through the establishment of orchestras and choirs as tools for social organization and humanistic development.
From the hands of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, Venezuelans Jessica Colmenares, Rhomy López, and Álvaro Carrillo received recognition for their valuable contribution to the integration, inclusion, and cultural development of children and youth in the city through choral practice.
It’s important to highlight that Jessica Colmenares serves as the director of the Hispanic Children’s Symphony Choir of Texas, an active group within the nonprofit organization El Sistema Texas.
On the other hand, Rhomy López acts as the director of the Hispanic Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Texas.
Meanwhile, Álvaro Carrillo, founder and CEO of «El Sistema Texas,» was acknowledged for his contribution to the social, cultural, and personal development of many Hispanic families, demonstrating that art and music know no boundaries, elements that contribute to the improvement of the Houston community.
During his words of gratitude for such a significant recognition, Carrillo highlighted, «El Sistema Texas started as a dream; now it’s a reality that brings smiles to the faces of 180 children. This is just the beginning!»
(Press Release from El Sistema Texas)
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