ERIC Number: EJ618022
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Survival of the Fittest or the Most Talented? Deconstructing the Myth of the Musical Maestro.
Persson, Roland S.
Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, v12 n1 p25-38 Fall 2000
This article discusses problems in the training of gifted musical performers and evaluates the role of a musical maestro in talent development, argues that musicians may suffer from the expectations and traditions inherent in "conservatory culture" and suggests that maestros may at times be unsuitable teachers and mentors. (Contains extensive references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Musical Talent Development.