Every September at New England Conservatory, we kick off the new academic year with an all-school assembly we call "Convocation." This week, in my brief cheerleading moment, I counseled our young musicians to not only delve deeper internally--that is, into music's expressive world and their own creative response to it, but to think externally of their responsibilities as citizen artists. The following post is an elaboration of those Convocation remarks.
It is always wonderful to welcome all you students and faculty back to NEC in September. You have no idea how boring it is around here when you leave for the summer! I always look forward to Convocation when I have my one chance each year to wax idealistic and "inspirational." This year, I'd like to...
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