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Las Cruces Youth Orchestras and Choirs

The LCYO and Choirs seeks to promote music as part of the cultural development in Las Cruces New Mexico, and the border region. Inspired by the philosophy of El Sistema, LCYO and Choirs envisions social change through music that reaches young people with the fewest resources and the greatest need in its culturally rich communities.

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Las Cruces Youth Orchestra and Choirs

Las Cruces Youth Orchestra and Choirs was founded by the violinist and conductor Simon Gollo as a preparatory program of NMSU music department. The Las Cruces Youth Orchestras and Choirs seeks to promote music as part of the cultural development in Las Cruces New Mexico, and the border region. Inspired by the philosophy of El Sistema, LCYO and Choirs envisions social change through music that reaches young people with the fewest resources and the greatest need in its culturally rich communities.

Las Cruces Youth Choirs

Under the direction of Ida M. Holguin, the Las Cruces Youth Choir is a non-auditioned community choir for kids from 7th through 12th grade. Ms. Holguin will teach and build healthy and age-appropriate vocal techniques, all in a fun and encouraging setting. Techniques that will be addressed include breath, vocal placement, producing a healthy tone, vowel unification, posture, and more. Choir members will learn a wide variety of music from various historical eras, regions, composers, languages, and styles.

 

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High School Orchestra

Mozart

In honor of Mr. Jerry Landye
Middle School Orchestra

Amadeus

El Sistema

The El Sistema model encourages students to take ownership of their musical experience, fostering relationships with one another, and emphasizes that:

  • Every human being has the right to a life of dignity and contribution
  • Every child can learn to express music and art deeply and receive its many benefits
  • Overcoming poverty and adversity is best done by first strengthening the spirit
  • Effective education is based on love, approval, and community experience

by Dr. José Antonio Abreu

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