Can you teach resourcefulness

Young musicians will need resourcefulness to make their way in the world. Music “jobs” in the future are likely to be less attached to institutions (many of which are troubled in one way or another), entrepreneurial, and varied beyond a straight performance career to include all manner of teaching, coaching,  and work we could loosely call “public engagement.”  And while society’s appetite for classical music seems to be as strong or stronger than ever (more on that in a future post), the manner in which people want to engage with music and musicians is changing. What can an elite music school do to prepare its students for new opportunities?

Sarah Lutman, “Can you teach resourcefulness”, artsjournal.com, 16 October 2011.  Accessed 17 October 2011.

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