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Why Continue a Career in the Arts? (Part 1)

With the national focus shifting from the financial crisis to job creation (and now, this week back to the financial crisis once more), I thought I would use my personal story as a midcareer arts administrator to help shed light on the impact the economy is having on jobs in this field. I’m in my […]

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All I Really Need to Know, I Learned from a Chopin Nocturne

I grew up in a small conservative town in Pennsylvania. As a budding piano player, my entire focus was on the great hymns of the faith, playing in church every Sunday. The first time I had ever memorized a piece of classical music was in preparation for my college entrance auditions. With this small bit […]

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Well, I Do Declare: Studying Arts Not A Major Mistake

I have the great privilege of attending this year’s Americans for the Arts Annual Convention as a student representative of San Diego State University. As a student, I was excited to attend the Higher Education Peer Group. During the session, the conversation gravitated toward the difficult decision college students face as they declare their major. […]

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