How did your education shape your attitudes about music?

How did your education shape your attitudes about music?

Annie Gosfield Annie Gosfield
Composer
“I was taught the importance of creativity and individual expression early in life…”
Jonathan Sheffer Jonathan Sheffer
Composer
Founder, Conductor and Artistic Director of the Eos Orchestra
“My musical education began at the Westport School of Music, where as a preschooler I was taught the basics of major and minor scales…”
Amy Rhodes Amy Rhodes
Director of Artist Management, Fine Arts Management
“…At college, I learned about music, not in the classroom, but in the dormitory…”
Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp
Composer
“…Occasional music classes during my first college attempt only cemented my bad feelings towards a stilted and stifling approach to music…”
Joshua Cody Joshua Cody
Composer and Director of the Sospeso Ensemble
“…I’ll always feel uneducated-learning is an ongoing process…”

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