Andrea, My name is Cynthia Johnston Turner, Director of Wind Ensembles at Cornell University. I have led 4 performing and service learning tours to Costa Rica with my Wind Ensemble (48 students) and we have presented conducting and instrumental work shops to over 1000 children as well as donated over 300 instruments. I am also pedagogical consultant to SiNEM (modeled on El Sistema) in Costa Rica. I have recently been contacted by the daughter of a prominent Panamanian composer (Eduardo Charpentier Herrera) and I'm thinking it might be a good opportunity to expand our horizons and perhaps tour and help out with El Sistema in Panama. We travel every other year in January for 12 days. You can visit www.cuwinds.com to read about the partnership and see some pictures for our last 4 tours (most recently this past January). Would you have any contact information of people that might like to start a dialogue about Cornell visiting and helping Panama's El Sistema in January 2014?Many thanks!Cynthia
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