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Performance and Pedagogy Blog

A blog about the performance and pedagogy of music.

Filtering by Tag: TEDx

Brian Pertl at TEDx: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

Brian Pertl is the Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music and has an absolutely fascinating bio.  This talk he did for TEDx is titled "Music Education, Improvisational Play and Dancing Between Disciplines: Reimagining a Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century" and it is fantastic.

"Creativity allows us to dance in between disciplines" is one of the many great lines that Brian has during this TEDx talk.  We could use more creative arts advocates like Brian to fight the good fight.  Every school administrator should be made to watch this video.


Monday YouTube Fix: Jeff Nelsen "Fearless Performance" from TedxBloomington

Andrew Hitz

Last week's collection of motivating and inspiring quotes from Jeff Nelsen's master class at George Mason inspired me to post this video.  It is truly a powerful thing watching Jeff do what he does on stage, whether with his horn or with his words.  This is an incredible talk that is absolutely worth 10 minutes of your time to become a better performer in all aspects of your life. Enjoy!