At Rochester, and the Eastman School of Music in particular, we are known as the place where students and scholars push themselves to new levels of excellence. Through the study of the arts and the humanities, students in all disciplines are inspired to learn and grow outside of their traditional courses. Does the broader society—which often embraces conformity—truly understand and appreciate the value of creativity? This is just one of the questions we asked our esteemed panel.

View highlights of the conversation featuring:

Jonathan Binstock
Director of the Memorial Art Gallery

Jennifer Grotz
Professor, English

Alan Pierson ’06E (DMA)
Artistic Director, Alarm Will Sound

Phillip Ying ’91E, ’92E (MM)
Associate Professor, Viola and Chamber Music

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