Creative explosion

Entrepreneurship…how to work in the community…these are new things conservatory students are being taught.

But there’s a further revolution — building a curriculum around what students want to do with their music. What are their dreams, whether for classical performances, or something else? Let’s encourage them, so their creativity explodes.

The Lawrence Conservatory, at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, is one of the leaders in this change. And you can read about it on my blog right now — how creativity is front and center at Lawrence, how the opera department improvises opera, and much more. As described by the dean there, Brian Pertl, a deep and creative soul.