Slatkin speaks about music education at TEDxDetroit

Posted on: September 29, 2011

A report Wednesday (9/28) on the WXYZ ABC News channel 7 website (Detroit) states, “What can a few hundred metro Detroiters learn from a physicist, a comedienne, a 9-year-old lemonade vendor and the founder of Baby Einstein? That’s exactly what’s been going on today during TEDxDetroit. The third annual conference convened all day Wednesday at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, bringing together local leaders, entrepreneurs, musicians, technologists, artists and others. The make-up of the audience may be just as diverse as the speakers. … TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. Globally, past TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall and Sir Richard Branson among many more. Locally, this year’s TEDxDetroit talks included Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor Leonard Slatkin who spoke about the need for arts education in our schools. … Creativity was at the heart of many of Wednesday’s talks at TEDxDetroit. … The focus of TEDxDetroit is how to create, grow and share a thriving creative business culture in Michigan and beyond.” Archived video of the live-streamed event will be available here.

Posted September 29, 2011