Silas de Oliveira is a very passionate about life and actively looking to impact the world by mission trips, local activism and mentorship
Silas de Oliveira is a founding conductor and cello teacher at El Sistema Somerville. In addition, he is a faculty member of the Somerville String Camp and WKM music school, a chamber group coach, private cello instructor, substitute teacher and chamber coach for Winchester Music School. Silas has studied at NEC chamber group classes, Longy School of Music preparatory program, and the UMass Boston conducting class among others and is currently a student at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He is also a META fellow with the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Silas has studied with George Seaman, Nick Upton, Andrew Mark, Ronda Rider, Francisco Villa and Sato Knudsen. He has performed with Boston String Players, New England String Ensemble, MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra, UMass Boston Orchestra, Boston University Orchestra, Boston Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra, and the WKM orchestra among others. With WKM orchestra he has performed around New England and at the Daystar TV network.
Silas regularly travels to various El Sistema programs around the USA, Brazil, and St. Lucia and has conducted various activities such as sectionals, orchestra rehearsals, chamber group coachings and staff workshops. His passion for music education, inspirational teaching and customizations for every student and music ensemble brings not only a refreshing energy to the programs he visits but also to his own teaching as he returns to El Sistema Somerville. He currently has invitations to visit programs in St. Lucia , Greece, Norway, Italy, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, Salvador - Brazil, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, and the UAE.
Silas’ private cello and chamber coaching studio includes home-schooled students throughout Boston. His students have received many honors including acceptance into the Tufts Youth Orchestra, MIT Summer Philharmonic, Northeastern and Eastern Junior and Senior District Festivals. Silas just performed a US premiere of a Brazilian Cello Concertino.