I just wanted to throw out a couple of blogs I’ve been reading regularly lately. The first is Profuse and Various: Thoughts on music, teaching, and whatever else happens to strike me. The author, Jazzman, has some fascinating takes on music education and, like me, being relatively new to the field the takes are refreshing! He’s also asked some important and penetrating questions about some of the things I’ve posted here which is very helpful as a writer–knowing how clear I haven’t been, or just what things need more elaboration is always a good thing, IMO!
The other blog is by Bryan Townsend – The Music Salon who I discovered as he’s recently been posting quite often to Greg Sandow’s blog (with an updated look to boot!). Bryan is unapologetic about Classical music while also understanding that there are significant factors which are shaping the decline of audiences (not the decline of Classical Music!). I’m still reading (and re-reading) a number of his past posts and adding to the queue of ‘things to process‘ so it may take some time for me to find anything halfway intelligent to say about them, but there are a number of issues he’s brought up that complement many of the things I’ve posted about here.
And yes, I know my ‘blogroll’ is a mess and hope to get the different categories cleared up. This new template is cleaner, but I’m not so sure it was as user friendly to navigate as the previous. Until I have some time, it will stay as it is.