Cultivating creativity is more important than making sure we stay entertained. It saves us in times of chaos and hardship and reveals what we often cannot understand about ourselves and each other. The arts and artists help us see, hear, and feel what Dr. Karl Paulnak, pianist and director of music at The Boston Conservatory refers to as “our internal, invisible lives.” Here’s more from this visionary musician and music educator.
How Music Works — listen to Dr. Paulnak’s speech at Boston’s Arlington Church.
The Value of Music — read his address to the parents of freshman entering The Boston Conservatory in 2004.