IHSE supports In Harmony and other Sistema-inspired projects that use music to bring positive change to the lives of children across England, delivering benefits to the wider community. IHSE promotes, fundraises and creates opportunities for the development and expansion of these projects.
In Harmony is a national programme that aims to inspire and transform the lives of children through community-based orchestral music-making. It uses the principles of Venezuela’s inspirational El Sistema. In Harmony is jointly funded by the Department for Education and National Lottery through Arts Council England.
In this section you will find information about the In Harmony Sistema England charity that supports the six local projects, as well as a brief history of how the In Harmony programme has developed in England.
We've incuded a list of Values and Principles that guide the In Harmony programme, and all other organisations and programmes inspired by El Sistema. You can also read about the Membership Criteria that must be followed by any organisation that wishes to be an associate member of the In Harmony • Sistema England charity.
And you can also find information about the El Sistema programme in Venezuela.