Inequality

I’ve made several posts for Blog Action Day, and today’s topic is inequality. In the U.S., there is a staggering inequality of access for music education, and more importantly, for classical music. This is a conscious decision made by hundreds Read More …

The Influence of the Arts on the Economy

With the NFL lockout still unsettled, perhaps it’s time to look at the second-highest form of public entertainment, in terms of billions of dollars in revenue. That form, which creates $14,500,000,000 in revenue each year in the United States, is Read More …

Music Instruction Improves Math Performance

From “An Intelligence View of Music Education,” Arthur Harvey, Leka Nu Hou (Hawaii), February 1997. “The Council on Basic Education conducted a study comparing the amount of time spent on the arts by schools in Germany, Japan, England, and the Read More …

Careers in Music

Many people think that in order to have a full-time career in music, one needs to be either a performer or a teacher. However, this is not true. The U.S. Occupational Information Network lists hundreds of occupations that require specialized knowledge Read More …

Classical Music and Elitism Again?

I’ve addressed this issue numerous times, and I’m surprised that the concept is still around, but evidently people think there is something elitist about classical music. Now the American Record Guide reprints an article from 13 years ago: A reprint Read More …

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 …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 Is Classical Music Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 I’ve been posting Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?Continued from Is Classical Music Elitist? A few days ago, I posted part of a discussion that appeared on the website of The Guardian, a British newspaper. Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?The city of Dallas owns a radio station, WRR, which is one of the few in the United States that plays classical music around the clock (although Read More …