What’s Wrong with Classical Music?

From a paper by John Sloboda (pdf file): The traditions and forms of the academy are, despite what some apologists claim, inaccessible to most people. Their inaccessibility is of two sorts. First, they do not reflect to most people the Read More …

Musicians Serve

“Ask a CEO what they are looking for in an employee and they say they need people who understand teamwork, people who are disciplined, people who get the big picture. You know what they need? They need musicians.” —Former Arkansas Read More …

El Sistema Project begins in Scotland

From my email, this press release from Peter Stevenson: [T]he Big Noise Sistema nucleo in Scotland is showing encouraging early results, both musically and the impact on the wider community. The children’s performance at the recent end of session concert Read More …

The Power of Classical Music in Society

This post is a day early because I’ll be busy tomorrow with the St. Nicholas parish council. Originally I had planned to post on something else today, but I want to bring your attention to El Sistema. El Sistema (really Read More …