Bill Gates Takes Aim at Liberal Arts Education

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says it's time to re-think funding for liberal arts education.(Photo: Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says it's time to re-think funding for liberal arts education.(Photo: Microsoft Corporation)

Bill Gates Takes Aim at Liberal Arts Ed

In an era of budget cutting, Bill Gates say it’s time to re-think funding for liberal arts education.  Richard Kessler, Executive Director of the Center for Arts Education takes exception to Gates’ reasoning.

Read Is a Liberal Arts Education Dead Meat? (artsjournal.com)

Washington Post Says Orchestras Have Role to Play in Arts Education

In her WP column, Anne Midgette writes that outreach programs are crucial to music education.  One of the best, she says, is the San Francisco Symphony’s Keeping Score project.

Read Back to School: On Orchestras and Outreach (Washington Post)

Philadelphia Musicians Fighting For Pension Fund

In a scene right out of Jerry Maguire, musicians of the Philly Orchestra are saying “Show us the money!”

Read Musicians Want Philly Orch Financial Documents (philly.com)

Would Beethoven Have Your Back in a Bar Fight?

Who would you rather have on your side in a tiff? Beethoven? Shostakovich? Bach? You might be surprised at some of these suggestions.  (NPR)

Watch USSR State Symphony play the Finale to the 5th Symphony by Shostakovich

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