David Wallace, chair of the String Department at Berklee College of Music, believes educators and students alike should commit themselves to open-mindedness, mutual support, and diversity. He shares his “it takes a village” philosophy at the 21CMposium.
To re-imagine how we train the next generation of musicians for a 21st century world – that was the simple premise behind 21CM. Now, we’re ready for the next step, when we turn Greencastle, Indiana into a gathering place for innovative artists, profound thinkers, and dynamic change agents.
After scouring the country for chamber ensembles that embrace an entrepreneurial mindset, experimentation with genre and community engagement, 21CM invites the five finalists to compete for a grand prize at the 21CMposium. Get to know them and what inspires their music.
The presenters at the 21CMposium have embarked on projects that help build the kind of musical world they want to live in. The specifics of their musical interests vary widely, but each cares for their community and shares a spirit of commitment to their creative vision.