I’ve gotten an audio recording of the commencement speech I gave at Eastman, back on May 17, and with the school’s permission, I’ve put it online. Just click on the link to hear it. It’s 24 minutes long, and if you don’t want to sit streaming it for that long, you can download it. I’m sure many Windows users know the procedure — right click and choose “Save Link As…” (or the equivalent). Sorry that I don’t know the Mac procedure.
Feedback welcome. I’m in the midst of writing an outline of what I said. I make notes, and then speak from them, making up the actual text as I go along. Which of course makes it easier to prepare a talk. But I’d have an easier time making my speeches available afterward, if I’d write them out in advance!
Here are some other talks I’ve given since the fall:
- a presentation on the future of classical music at a conference at DePauw University
- keynote address at a conference on the future of classical music in Seattle
- presentation on the future of classical music — and especially about the young audience of the future — at a private gathering of music directors from more than a dozen public radio stations
- presentation about the artistic future of orchestras, at a private conference at Princeton University about what research about orchestras social scientists and others should do
And next Thursday, June 12, I’ll be speaking about the future of orchestras to the young musicians at the National Orchestral Institute, at the University of Maryland. I should record all these talks (and I’ll try to record the one next Thursday). Then at least I’d have audio recordings to post.