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Another controversy has broken out in the UK over methods, curricula, core, and hegemony in the academy. Rather than taking a poll American style they're actually continuing an open debate with many participants. It began with a talk given on BBC by musicologist-record producer Simon Zigorsky-Thomas entitled 'Dead White Composers' It was challenged in a series of FaceBook threads, mainly by Ian Pace who summarized the debate on his blog under the post title "Responses to Simon Zagorski-Thomas’s talk on ‘Dead White Composers’" where many other comments from others continue to be posted.
I call attention to this because it seems to me Simon Zigorsky-Thomas' premise(s) are directly related to the mindset and intentions found in the CMS 'Manifesto' and the published program for the upcoming CMS-sponsored 'Summit', '21st Century Music School Design' to be held at USC next month.
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