Brilliant Telegraph Piece

Fantastic post in the Telegraph on music in education. The author, Frank Furedi, brilliantly describes the cowardice that is killing music education in the western world. What he doesn’t talk about, and what I think really needs to be discussed, is that, just as we need educational leaders to have the courage to make decisions about what music classes out to […]

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Copywrong

As readers may have guessed from some of my recent posts, one of my summer projects has been to get to know YouTube and to understand what it means to people in all of the creative industries.   Copyright has become a more contentious point of conversation than ever in the age of the internet. The […]

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Modernism Pt I

Note- This is the first of a projected two part series on modernism in music. Today’s piece is essentially about the argument against modernism, the next one is the argument for modernism. Stay tuned! KW Recently, the British composer Harrison Birtwistle made the news when he stood to collect the classical prize at the Novello […]

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The Whole Problem

Analyzing the decline of classical music has become a full-time job for many (and a lucrative one for some). It’s almost assumed that any newspaper piece on classical music will have some reference to “declining audiences” or “aging listeners” or “financially struggling orchestras.”  The fact is that for much of the 90’s and 00’s, classical […]

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