MSU Showcases Community and Civic Engagement!

El Sistema, a community music program, encourages early childhood students to engage meaningfully with music. The program teaches preschool aged children leadership skills, teamwork, and instrument readiness. Ingrid Larragoity, Executive Director of El Sistema, partnered with Dr. Elizabeth Parmlee, AVP of Undergraduate Studies, and John Wanberg, Prof of Industrial Design, to create 3d models of violins. John spent time designing and printing 100 violins and then Undergraduate Studies organized a time for MSU students to assemble the pieces of the violins. 20 MSU students and 8 El Sistema employees participated in assembling the violins this fall. The Violins were sponsored by CLAS, via John Masserini.