Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
If you know me at all, you know I love Shia. So, when I saw this video, I died only to be reborn. Before you go any further, you must first watch the video. It’s highly likely that this will be the best part of your day.
Now that you’re life has changed forever, let’s talk.
I watched this video and thought: “If I’d been exposed to music/orchestra like this at a young age, it would have completely changed my perception of it.” To this day I have to remind myself that orchestra can be very, very cool! I promise I know that it can be cool. But from an early age, my perception of it was that it was stuffy and boring. That’s because I think I was exposed to the wrong orchestra at the wrong time. Rob Cantor makes all these different art forms seem so very cool and fun! He’s doing interdisciplinary right! Something like this (maybe without the murder and stumpy leg) at an early age would have saved me years of retraining my mind.
How do we ensure we’re providing the right art at the right time? Can exposing children to art at an early age have a negative impact? I’d love to hear your thoughts or see some articles on the topic.