ARTS@DRCLAS Music Seminar and Performance: MESDA


Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 5:30pm


CGIS South, Belfer Auditorium. 1730 Cambridge Street . Cambridge MA 02138
DRCLAS and Boston University College of Fine Arts present an ARTS@DRCLAS and Citizen Artist collaboration:
MESDA Group - A Two-Year Journey, Reflections and Horizons



MESDA Group, Music Education for Social Development Agency , founded  2011 at Harvard University,  offers residencies in youth orchestra programs in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, México and Venezuela. MESDA aims to bring positive social development through qualities and values acquired in ensemble music making, such as discipline, teamwork, empathy, self-esteem, creative thinking and problem solving.


1-Introduction: Merilee Grindle, Director (DRCLAS)

2-MESDA Video Screening

3-Panel Discussion
Benjamín Juárez, Dean, Boston University College of Fine Arts
Doris Sommer, Director, Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard
Yael Marciano, Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Enrique Márquez, Founder & CEO, MESDA Group
Andrea Delgado, Student, Harvard University
Andrew Stetson, Student, BU College of Fine Arts

4-MESDA Chamber Ensemble
La Unión, Mauricio Murcia  (Colombia)
Cañambú, Eduardo Gamboa (México)
Por Una Cabeza, Carlos Gardel (Argentina)

For more information about MESDA please visit:

Free and open to the public.  A wine and cheese reception will folllow the performance.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 5:30pm
CGIS South, Belfer Auditorium. 1730 Cambridge Street . Cambridge MA 02138
Country: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Venezuela
Region: ARTS
Event Location: DRCLAS Cambridge