The Crisis Of Classical Music In America: Lessons From A Life In The Education Of Musicians by Robert FreemanThe Crisis Of Classical Music In America: Lessons From A Life In The Education Of Musicians by Robert Freeman

The Crisis Of Classical Music In America: Lessons From A Life In The Education Of Musicians

byRobert Freeman

Paperback | August 14, 2014

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The Crisis of Classical Music in America by Robert Freeman focuses on solutions for the oversupply of classically trained musicians in America, problem that grows ever more chronic as opportunities for classical musicians to gain full-time professional employment diminishes year upon year. An acute observer of the professional music scene, Freeman describes how the problem he diagnoses has no chance of abating unless the music school that train our future musicians-instrumentalists, composers, conductors, and singers-equip their students with the communications and analytic skills they need to succeed in the rapidly changing landscape for America's music professionals. The Crisis of Classical Music in America speaks directly to the parents of children and adolescents who show promise as future musicians, music students themselves, the music teachers and professors who instruct them, the deans of music schools who hire the teachers and professors, the provosts and presidents of colleges and universities who appoint music school deans and directors, and the philanthropists and foundation directors who financially support music schools and the music institutions that employ musicians.
Robert Freeman is a musicologist, Steinway artist, and a professional musician. Having taught at Princeton and MIT, he served as director of Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester for over two decades. He has also served as president of the New England Conservatory and dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University ...
Title:The Crisis Of Classical Music In America: Lessons From A Life In The Education Of MusiciansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 14, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsForeword by Leonard SlatkinPrefaceChapter 1: The Winds of ChangeChapter 2: Where Did Musical Education Come From?Chapter 3: My EducationChapter 4: Advice for Parents: Should Your Child Play the Cello?Chapter 5: Advice for College Music Students: What's Your Goal . Really?Chapter 6: Advice for Music Professors: Should All Your Students Aim for Carnegie Hall? Should They All Teach at Harvard?Chapter 7: Advice for Music Deans: Building Education Programs Appropriate for the New CenturyChapter 8: Advice for Provosts and Presidents: Who Should Lead Your Music School and How Should that Person Lead?Chapter 9: Advice for Foundation Directors and Civic Leaders: What Do We Do to Balance the Supply of and Demand for Professionally Trained Musicians?Chapter 10: EpilogueAppendix I: How to Evaluate Music FacultyAppendix II: Convocation Address by Robert FreemanIndexAbout the Author

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Any involved in music or music education will find fascinating and revealing this survey revealing how an overabundance of classically-trained musicians in America is causing employment issues for all. It considers the underlying causes of the dilemma, maintains that music schools need to include wider education if they are to succeed in changing the poor results for classically-trained musicians after graduation, and it considers a range of reforms in education.