I was contacted to provide some music for the UMass Dartmouth’s 2013 HS Virtual Exhibit.
The first track you hear is mine and is entitled The Blueline.
"…I know that there’s more creativity to happen. And I know that there’s traditionalists that hold back the good thoughts and there’s people in offices that stop the creative people, and are intimidated by actual good ideas" - Kanye West
As a senior music major who has been recently battling with administrators, chair persons and “people in offices” this could not hold anymore truth.
At the cost of thousands of students, the administrators and executive music educators have built University level music programs that promote stagnation and regurgitation, rather than progression and innovation.
These programs are built so that educators who have no knowledge of the current music industry can hide their own obsolescence behind the dogmatic curriculum that has not changed with the times.
Why do you think the music industry is in a state of disarray while the design business is booming? Take a look at the education system in both fields and you will find that one tailors its curriculum to the 21st and being successful now, while the other has its curriculum tailored to 1950’s with no interest in creating successful individuals.
We are living in the best possible time to be a truly independent artist. This is especially true for music. But the generational gap between the students and the curriculum serves nobody except for the administrative music “educators” who are perfectly content lining their pockets even at the expense of a student’s future.
Because to accept that the music industry is changing, would be to accept that the way we look at music education would need to change, and because most of these people are ill equipped to educate on a modern industry, they must perpetuate the only standards they know for fear of their own obsolescence.
Yes, I am talking about the college I attend however most music programs (aside from the obviously progressive programs) are on the same path.
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