Question Nr. 29

Chief among Plato’s list of skills needed to be a good music student are: [1] Musical insight, not mere technical ability on an instrument, and [2] The ability to inspire through music.

Thinking about our system of the end of semester “juries,” where a tired and bored faculty sits all day writing about intonation, technique and dynamics, can you imagine this scene if the only question on their adjudication sheet was: Did the student inspire me?