Johnson String Project & El Sistema

Documentary-style video for the Johnson String Project, Newton Upper Falls, MA.

Director/editor: Jon Dorn
Producer: Silvija Kristapsons
Cinematographers: Jon Dorn, Ingrid Stobbe
Featuring: Carol Johnson, Erik Holmgren, Diane Cline, Marlee McDonald; students in the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program and El Sistema Somerville

“Though Johnson String Instrument already serves a growing number of El Sistema-inspired programs, we have been searching for a way to better serve these and other programs that cater to culturally underserved communities. Founder Carol Johnson discovered in conversations with various program directors that many have a hard time getting enough funding for the instruments they used as well as their upkeep. From this need and desire comes JSI’s newest endeavor: The Johnson String Project. As a non-profit organization operated out of JSI, the String Project is designed to offer the same level of service and high-quality instruments that all JSI customers have come to expect at discounted rates for qualifying programs.”