The Problem with Opera

If we’re going to sing something in German nowadays, maybe we can update things a little and cast Fergie in the lead role.

The Times They Are a Changing

I’m simultaneously ecstatic and somewhat puzzled by the choice of Ornette Coleman’s Sound Grammar as the winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Music

All In the Family

How do you legitimize the right of young persons’ music to be listened to by an audience beyond their peers?

Bell Curve

It is impossible to assess the general public’s receptivity to “good music” from passers-by ignoring a performance by Joshua Bell; all you can assess from this stunt is the basic human need for filters and frames to guide perception.

Enlisting Civilians

For most of us, it seems to come down to believing whether the majority of people have the ability to appreciate non-commercial contemporary music.