About Us

Changing Young Lives with Music



Since its founding in 2011, Greater Milwaukee El Sistema (GMES) has served hundreds of elementary school students in our community. We are committed to providing safe, quality music education and opportunities to our students.

The Greater Milwaukee El Sistema (GMES) mission is to participate in the global movement to create community connection through music. Named after the original “El Sistema” in Venezuela, GMES is inspired to transform the lives of students by providing them with skill-based music classes. Group based and community driven, classes strongly emphasize peer support and mentoring, as well as performance experience.