So you’re probably wondering what I might be writing about…or maybe not, but here goes! Many of today’s pundits are talking about the serious problems in the classical music industry – a reflection of our difficult economic times as well as it’s (classical music’s) very own endemic problems. Our aging audiences, the gutting of music education in our schools, our lack of programming imagination, our elitism, our superciliousness in a world gone internet and cell phone crazy. I could go on…and on…and on. So, don’t get me wrong, I know and am very concerned about these problems and about their broader implications for the society as a whole (which I may write about in subsequent posts). But what I would like to bring front and center as I begin this blog is, what are the solutions? How can we stop the endless discussion about what is wrong, the self defeating conversations that I read about often in the press? It’s been said that what we think in our mind is the result that we get, so if we are so sure that classical music is a dying art form, then perhaps that will be the result. So… this blog will be my small attempt to change some thinking and offer some alternative points of view and some creative and original solutions. To add a new trickle to the river of words out there about classical music, the arts and arts education.
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