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 …

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 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 …

Music and Art Modulate Brain Waves to Reduce Pain

From a study by Chen AC : Pain perception and its genesis in the human brain have been reviewed recently. In the current article, the reports on pain modulation in the human brain were reviewed from higher cortical regulation, i.e. 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 …

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 …