We’re taught how to make music, how to perform music, how to be a part of music competitions (and win?), how to audition for chairs in the orchestra, how to send in articles for a journal, how to apply for grad school, how to become a music teacher. It’s all how to be a part of a world.
But how about we learn to make a world of our own: learn how to make your own music journal, how to make your own classical music festival, how to make your own music listening club, how to make your own weekly open mic.
That is where our impact can be made. It starts with conservatory, university, undergrad, grad. Everyone is in the same place and looking for someone to take initiative and set these things up.
Let that person be you.