This is a follow-up to today’s post about the cheap shots music education is taking in some Minnesota schools.
And though this didn’t happen in Minnesota, it’s worth considering the power that music holds for people who aren’t musicians, at least primarily musicians.
Take a carpenter, and a writer, and an electrician, and a plumber, and a professor, and a doctor, and engineers, and several dozens others like them and put them together and what do you have? A symphony orchestra.
Related: Biebl's 'Ave Maria': Music for contemplation in troubled times (Classical MPR).
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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