I hope you'll take time to read the following article from the latest issue of SYMPHONY magazine:
https://americanorchestras.org/images/stories/symphony_magazine/fall_2019/Head-of-the-Class.pdf?utm_source=MagnetMailfirstname.lastname@example.org&utm_content=SYMP Fall Symphony email 10....
In his book The Last Founding Father, author Harlow Giles Unger writes (Chapter 8):
America had changed dramatically when James Monroe and his family landed in Philadelphia on June 27, 1797, three years and nine days after they had left. [In 1794 Monroe left for Paris to serve as America's emissary...
Georgia State Reinvents Itself as an Engine of Social Mobility
For decades, Georgia State was seen as a night school for white businessmen. But in the last five years, it has awarded more bachelor degrees to black students than any other college or university. . . .
This semester I've taught a course I designed for Georgia State University's Creative Media Industries Institute (www.cmii.gsu.edu) on Leading a Nonprofit Arts Organization. During the semester the students investigate various aspects of nonprofit leadership, including fundraising.
"Did you know that flies are actually alien beings, and that they're spying on us?" "Well, that's nothing. Today's April 18, and I saw on YouTube that a large city in Poland that looks just like a video game set is going to be destroyed today by a meteor...
On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
On this date -- January 24 -- 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon traveled to Philadelphia to present the Medal of Freedom to Eugene Ormandy, legendary conductor and music director of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. What a fitting way to honor the contributions of artists and the arts!
France's Ministers of Education and Culture have announced that, over the next two years, they will begin -- and fund! -- choral music programs in every elementary and middle school in France. What do they know -- what do they value -- that we don't?