Sunday, January 04, 2015

The Space Between Seeing and Really Seeing

Flutist Jessica Sherer has earned a reputation for taking on many unique and varied musical projects. As an orchestral musician, Jessica began her career performing with the New World Symphony at age nineteen and has since performed with numerous orchestras across the US including the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Boston Civic Orchestra, Sarah McLachlan’s touring orchestra, and toured with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. Currently she is principal flutist with Sinfonia Gulf Coast, piccoloist with the Albany Symphony, second flutist with the LaGrange Symphony, and performs regularly with the Spartanburg Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra Augusta (read more here). In addition to maintaining a large and selective private studio, Jessica serves as the Flute Teaching Artist for the Atlanta Music Project, an "el sistema" organization dedicated to achieving social change through music. This is a presentation she gave at the 2012 TEDx Centennial Park Women conference on the topic of social change through music.
Very interesting - how learning music develops 4 essential qualities that will help kids succeed, independently of their social background: grit, discipline, ambition and curiosity.

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