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Mozart – American Idol style!

Taken directly from Reuters: “The video-sharing website YouTube will take classical music out of pricey concert halls and bring it to the masses by holding an online competition where the public chooses musicians to play at Carnegie Hall.” (read full article).

At first I wondered who would sit through hours of classical music auditions. But then I remembered the whole renaissance of Opera that happened a few years ago, where youthful metal heads and techno rats would sit along side retired, stately folk and enjoy the drama, so why not instruemental performances? We’re willing to watch a guy beatbox the tune of Sesame Street on a flute.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.