creativity and the future – Ed Kocher

A number of students and faculty colleagues are reading A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age by Daniel Pink. In
this book Pink thoughtfully considers the importance of “right brain”
thinking for successfully navigating the challenges brought forth by
technology and globalization. Toward that end, our universities are
providing education for the musical leaders of the twenty first century
by creating a fertile environment for student creativity For example,
on February 23, David Stock, Duquesne University Composition Professor
led his Contemporary Music Ensemble in a superb concert featuring
compositions by student composers from Carnegie Mellon University,
Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh. In another
example of healthy collaboration, on Saturday, March 4,
at 10:00 am the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will read award winning
student compositions from CMU, Duquesne, and the University of
Pittsburgh. These worthwhile initiatives are life giving and
encouraging. Congratulations to the PSO, our student composers and the
dedicated faculty that inspire creativity and "right brain" thinking.

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