Dear Fellow Music Lovers,

I came across this some time ago and read it on the odd occasion when I feel down about the music ‘industry’ or when I need to give some inspirational advice.  When one compares a musician to the doctor, lawyer, architect, engineer, etc. sometimes it is hard to see the relevance or importance music plays in our lives.  Will the earth stop spinning if there is no music?  No, of course not….but I think the world would be a bleak place without it.  Going to concerts and hearing music may seem like the little extra, the little luxury that is nice to do…but it’s amazing what a difference those little extras make when things aren’t going so well.  One only has to mention Messiaen and the Quartet for the End of Time to know what I mean!  So, if you have a spare 5 mins, definitely worth a read.

http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/music/karl-paulnack-welcome-address

AR