I took some time off, to refocus. Recommended, now and then, for everyone.

Now I’m back, and the first thing coming up is my Juilliard course on how to speak and write about music. Many students enrolled! Should be fun.

Next I’ll have some thoughts — challenges to the classical music field — about the future of classical music.

For instance: When we make changes in what we do (as is happening everywhere), what’s our goal? To shore up the way classical music works now, find a new audience for that, and survive doing pretty much what we already do?

Or do we want decisive change, change that makes us part of the contemporary world?