PARTNER MUSIC SCHOOLS IN HAVANA
CONSERVATORIO AMADEO ROLDÁN
ESCUELA ELEMENTAL DE ARTE ALEJANDRO GARCIÁ CATURLA
ESCUELA NACIONAL DE MÚSICA (ENM) EN LA ESCUELA NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES (ENA)
Opened in 1962, The National School of the Arts (La ENA) is the flagship center of artistic education and has five specialties: ballet, music, theater, dance and fine arts. Students come from all regions of the country and are admitted after passing rigorous tests.
The music school, the National School of Music (La ENM), oversees the learning of more than 400 high school level students who study more than twenty instruments with prestigious instructors. World-renowned graduates include Arturo Sandoval, José Luis Cortés, X Alfonso, Victor Rodríguez and Orlando Valle "Maraca".
Horns to Havana works closely with La ENM to bring U.S. jazz educators to lead residencies, which has resulted in the creation of the school's jazz band. Through our sponsorship and production, the band traveled to New York City twice for Jazz Amistad exchanges with our ongoing partner Jazz at Lincoln Center. The band performed for the public at the prestigious Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and as the invited guest at the yearly Essentially Ellington Festival, an esteemed annual high school band competition.
And like our other partner music schools, La ENM and its students benefit from our scholarship program, our instrument donation program and the repair work of our instrument repair workshop.
ESCUELA ELEMENTAL PAULITA CONCEPCIÓN
CONSERVATORIO GUILLERMO TOMÁS BOUFFARTIGUE
The conservatory which is located in Guanabacoa, teaches musical performance to over 280 elementary students on more than 20 types of instruments. An average of 40 students graduate each year. Many continue their musical studies to become professional musicians and/or instructors.
The school benefits from the donation and repair of instruments by Horns to Havana and from the visits we sponsor by U.S. jazz musicians.
In 2017 the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory will work with Horns to Havana and the conservatory to create the Guillermo Tomás Conservatory Jazz Band, with the intention of deepening the study of jazz as a core genre. Jorge Sergio Ramírez, a former member of the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory Jazz Band, will lead the effort.
ESCUELA ELEMENTAL DE MÚSICA MANUEL SAUMELL