February 6, 2016

There’s a funny thing that happens in conservatories.  While learning to become an amazing musician, you can easily get sucked into a mentality that alienates music from popular (e.g. anything other than classical) genres.  

For me, this train of thought first took root when I stopped listening to the radio, frustrated with the uninspired, monotonous, commercially-produced noise blaring from every station.  Soon, however, I deemed almost everything that wasn’t art music or classical saxophone literature “illegitimate,” spreading from pop and hip-hop to video game music and even some movie scores (John Williams I have always loved you and will love you forever).  With a narrow, closed-minded worldview, I settled into the role of a music snob.

In the nearly five years since I graduated with my masters degree, my views have thankfully expanded.  This is in large part due to the fact that I am surrounded by young musicians.  The wonderful, tender-hearted young people I work with ha...

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