Advice for Music Students (click link)
This is definitely worth the read. Click the link above for Karl Paulnack’s Welcome Address to the students of the Boston Conservatory. The future of our music schools take a positive turn with this sort of guidance. Here’s a sample of Mr. Paulnack’s address:
Frankly, ladies and gentlemen, I expect you not only to master music; I expect you to save the planet. If there is a future wave of wellness on this planet, of harmony, of peace, of an end to war, of mutual understanding, of equality, of fairness, I don’t expect it will come from a government, a military force or a corporation. I no longer even expect it to come from the religions of the world, which together seem to have brought us as much war as they have peace. If there is a future of peace for humankind, if there is to be an understanding of how these invisible, internal things should fit together, I expect it will come from the artists, because that’s what we do.