Swift911 is Hoboken’s Emergency Notification service to inform residents in cases of emergency or other important matters. Internships at local arts and cultural organizations give students experience in their field. Brian Cole is an innovative, experienced and bi-lingual arts leader and conductor of orchestras and opera. Composer Kenneth Hesketh and conductor Vasily Petrenko from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – neighbours with whom we have launched a partnership – have recently been made honorary professors of Music at Liverpool.
But what is also really really fascinating, is that music occupies more area of the human brain than language does – and I’m wondering how and why did it evolve in that way… seems like we are, by design, a musical species. Graduates are ideally positioned to launch or enhance their own independent careers in the music business.
I’ll be honest, your comment about music classes being a ‘goof-off’ class is more or less true at the elementary (K-5) level. Our arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.
The Cornish Music Department offers a Bachelor of Music curriculum with concentrations in Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Jazz, or Composition. They use their understanding of music making in different cultures, times and places to inform and shape their interpretations, performances and compositions.
The secondary field of study must be coursework outside of the School of Music with a cohesive focus of study. Like you say, without adequate and proper funding a music program in public schools will be less than successful. I’ve been teaching music in the public school system for over twenty years, so it’s going to shock you when I say: music education in the public schools is a waste of time and money.