Our Vision, Our Values
MYCincinnati is a musical family - a safe, joyful and inspiring space where children can strive for their best, make new friends, and release their imaginations.
Together, we are working every day to create the world we want to live in: one that is people-centered, connected and full of music.
EVERY CHILD IS A MAIN CHARACTER
Everything that happens at MYCincinnati is geared towards the children. This in a place where they can feel safe, loved, and challenged. MYCincinnati will be dedicated to the personal and musical growth of each child.
LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER
In Venezuela there is a saying: "If you know five notes, teach someone who only knows four." If one student lags behind, their friend will help them catch up. If a student advances quickly, they will become a teacher and mentor to the other students. In Venezuela, a student as young as 12 often leads orchestra rehearsals, and teachers sit in the orchestra alongside their students. At MYCincinnati, everyone is both a teacher and a students because everyone learns together and plays together.
THE ORCHESTRA AND THE COMMUNITY
MYCincinnati is about making music together, and the orchestra is our musical family. MYCincinnati's youth orchestra will be a visible and audible symbol of harmony in the community, as well as a source of pride.
PERFORMANCE AND STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE
Children will perform frequently, because in doing so they will be continually striving for excellence and building self-confidence. At MYCincinnati we expect a lot of our young musicians, and hold them to extremely high artistic standards.
The following are the words of Dr. José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema: "Today we can say that art in Latin America is no longer a monopoly of elites and that it has become a social right, a right for all the people."