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'Teaching Without Barriers'

Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica de Carabobo

FOSC as an expression of the cultural life of Carabobo society, contributes with the intellectual, social, cultural and spiritual development of children, adolescents and adults, of all the groups and sectors that comprise it, through the cultivation, dissemination and teaching of symphonic music with high levels of excellence and as mechanism of social integration. [mission of the FOSC]

Browse through the timeline below to view our past, current, and future engagements and projects we have done with FOSC.

International Masterclass
We are extremely excited about the first International Violin Masterclass session with maestro Samuel Vargas from the United States. In this meeting, actively participated as listeners, violinists and musicians belonging to the Carabobo Symphony Orchestra and the Maestro José Calabrese Music Training Program. The session was given from room MZ-8 of the Hesperia WTC Valencia, current Artistic and Academic headquarters of the OSC Foundation. We are always grateful to Hesperia for all the support they give us.
SV Scholar Sebastián Cordeiro
SV Scholar Sebastián Cordeiro is in the City of Valencia, Carabobo State preparing for his debut this Saturday, July 3 at 11 in the morning in the framework of the activity entitled: 'Welcome to the Month of the Child'. In said recital, Sebastián will be interpreting works by composers such as Kreisler, Vitali, Beethoven and Wieniawski, accompanied on the piano by Marta Infante.
Book Recieved
María Victoria Gil, Initial Violin Teacher of the Maestro José Calabrese Musical Training Program and violinist of the Carabobo Symphony Orchestra receives the book 'The Art of Giving and Receiving, The Person Behind the Violin' by maestro Samuel Vargas, as part of the donations sent to the Carabobo Symphony Orchestra Foundation.
FOSC Delivers Donations
Today, the Carabobo Symphony Orchestra Foundation delivered donations, accessories, and musical materials from SVIMF through the 'Teaching Without Barriers' program.
Future Projects
Coming Soon!
May 15, 2021
July 1, 2021
December 3, 2021
January 29, 2022
Future Projects

Want to learn more about FOSC? Click the link below to visit their Facebook page.


Beats and Books is a non-profit music organization based in South Africa that facilitates community transformations by creating enabling environments where children thrive musically, intellectually, and spiritually. [mission of Beats & Books] 

Browse through the timeline below to view our past, current, and future engagements and projects we have done with Beats & Books.



Partnership Begins
Beats and Books founder Cornelius Ngosa contacted SVIMF to inquire about violin lessons. Since that time, the two organizations have created a partnership which connects all ten of their violin students with a teacher, Elena Kolbrek (ED), as well as access to resources and workshops. Though not a violinist himself, Cornelius has sat in every class with each child to ensure that their potential to learn is maximized despite working fully through technology!
Global Challenge Missions
The wonderful violinists of Beats and Books gave back to their own community last weekend in a performance coordinated by Global Challenge Missions for Joy of Hearing. This event, titled 'Same Same, but Different', celebrated "children with different abilities and special needs, focusing on messages of hope, encouragement, and support." The activities were held at the Global Leadership Academy in Jeffreys Bay (South Africa 🇿🇦), with the goal of the day being to "bring awareness and empowerment to parents of children with special needs." The performance video is not from the main hall of the showcase but in one of the classrooms where students played for children attending the event.
One-Year Partnership
This August marks one year of partnership with Beats and Books of Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. SVIMF is extraordinarly proud of this program which whole-heartedly continues to support the holistic growth of these students within and in addition to musical development. We began with 8 violin students last year, and we now have 15 young violinists and 2 guitarists! Thank you to Founder/Director Cornelius Ngosa for your heart, determination, and humor, staff members Carla Isaacson, Simamkele Koneit, Jonathan Isaacson, and Raytheo Afrika for hours of service and generosity, Miana Rademeyer for your leadership, and countless volunteers and family members.
Future Projects
Coming Soon!
July 2020
June 16, 2021
Thursday, August 28, 2018
Future Projects

Want to learn more about Beats & Books? Click the link below to visit their website.

Asociación de Investigación y Estudios Sociales

The Association for Research and Social Studies (ASIES) is a private, non-profit think tank. Their mission is to contribute to strengthening the democratic rule of law and the comprehensive development of Guatemala through research and advocacy. Their vision is to be a leading think tank in the articulation of viable solutions to problems of the national reality. [source: http://www.asies.org.gt/quienes-somos/]

Since ASIES is the parent organization of the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Intercultural (OSJI), a promoter of the parent organization, the events and timelines of both partnerships can be viewed under the “OSJI” section of this page. This is to reduce redundancy and allow for a smoother browsing experience for our users.

Want to learn more about AISES? Click the link below to visit their website.

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Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Intercultural

The Intercultural Youth Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala is a sociocultural project which since 2013 promotes the Association of Research and Social Studies (ASIES). promote and strengthen the academic training of young Guatemalan musicians, of both sexes, aged 14 to 30 years, ladino and indigenous, from the different departments of the country, through the realization of camps of professionalization or musical improvement, with the support of expert international music directors and teachers, as well as directors and Guatemalan musical assistant teachers, all with experience working with orchestras juveniles.

Browse through the timeline below to view our past, current, and future engagements and projects we have done with OSJI.

Elena Kolbrek Tours Guatemala
Elena Kolbrek (Executive Director) has been touring Guatemala to teach chamber ensembles and prepare recordings for the OSJI Closing Concert, which will be premiered in September. This project is an expansion of the annual OSJI Summer Camp - usually a week-long, in-person experience for students around the country. This year is the second virtual version of the camp. This collaboration is made possible through the partnership between SVIMF and OSJI-ASIES. Luis Miguel De León (SVIMF Ambassador and OSJI Artistic Director) has been a liason for each step of the process including support in recording, translations, and other logistics.
Instrument Loan
Sebastian Lima Escalante, a Student Scholar from Guatemala and student of Elena Kolbrek, has generously been lent an instrument from OSJI/ASIES. The partnership between OSJI / ASIES and SVIMF continues to open doors mutually, providing exceptional experiences for musicians of Guatemala to study and collaborate with artists and teachers from SVIMF. Many thanks to the embassy of Germany in Guatemala for the donation of instruments; Juan Pablo Pira, Lilliana Lopez, and Sofia Pira of ASIES for the facilitation of this exchange; Luis Miguel De León for his leadership in both SVIMF and OSJI; and Elena Kolbrek for her oversight and mentorship.
Future Projects
Coming Soon!
July 28, 2021
March 22, 2022
Future Projects

Want to learn more about OSJI? Click the link below to visit their website.


AdagioX is a visual learning platform that helps music students easily learn and remember critical music education information through the collaboration of art, story, and visual learning. Their goal is twofold: To build a modern, reliable, and consistent music education curriculum with an innovative UI experience and to expand from music eduaction to a wide range of fine arts education verticals. Their vision is to be the world’s leading producer and provider of music education information, learning, and entertainment.

Since our partnership with AdagioX just began this past March, our focus is working and collaborating on creative, holistic ideas for future projects.

Want to learn more about AdagioX? Click the link below to visit their website.

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