16-20th JUNE 2018

  • The registration for Side by Side 2018 is open!

    On the 16th of June 2018 the fifth edition of the international music camp, Side by Side by El Sistema, will take place. During a few sunny summer days, children and young adults gather from all around the world in Gothenburg to play in an orchestra, sing in a choir and develop their creativity. The participants meet exciting conductors and inspiring musicians, rehearse, socialize, sing and play together. All children and youths with an interest and experience of playing an instrument or singing in a choir are welcome to Side by Side. This includes El Sistema students, music school students, private students and self-taught students. You can read all about the camp week under THE CAMP.
    The registration is now open, so it's time to sign up for Side by Side 2018. There is a limited number of instruments and voices for all tracks. The available spots are plenty but not limitless so sign up as soon as possible! The registration closes on April 20th.
    If you want to get all the latest news about the camp, SUBSCRIBE to Side by Side's newsletter. The newsletter also gives you access to the repertoire and sheet music which allows you to start practicing today.
    Do you need help to fill in your registration form? Then please read our page REGISTRATION INFORMATION, or contact us and we will gladly help you with any questions.

  • NEWS

    Let us introduce this year's conductors & chorus masters

    We have a fantastic set of conductors and chorus masters for this year's Side by Side.


    Many of our talented leaders return for one more spell. We are also happy to announce the premiere of a couple of new names.










    New orchestra and

    choir tracks

    For 2018 year`s camp we have added a new orchestra track: UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA. Another new edition is that the BEGINNERS´ ORCHESTRA also welcome young wind and percussion musicians. We have also added a new track for the youngest singers: BEGINNERS´ CHOIR. On top of that, the track Intermediate Choir Upper Voices has gained a new name - UPPER VOICES CHOIR. There is also a chior for all volunteers at the camp called - VOLUNTEERS´ CHOIR.
    Finally, we are happy to announce our new FOLK track for 2018!

    Color of 2018

    We are happy to announce the camp color of the year: Look forward to 2018’s purple T-shirt!