It’s hard to believe the 2012 Summer Symposium is now over. I’m now back at the Music for All office in Indianapolis and writing from a much quieter space. It’s good to be back home, and I’ve enjoyed a chance to rest and see family.
I’m sure many of our campers have also enjoyed a chance to rest and get reacquainted with family and friends. But, I’m also discovering that I really miss the wonderful, musical world that was created on the campus of Ball State University last week. It’s always so amazing to be surrounded by people who love music and care deeply about music education!
Even though this was my fourth time at the Music for All Summer Symposium, I’ve discovered each year (and this year was no different), that I always learn something new about myself or am able to take away new lessons. And, I always have a positively life-changing experience. I hope the week was equally life-changing for all participants as well.
The final performances on Saturday truly showed off all the hard work the students put in over the course of the week. I’m so proud of the students’ accomplishments!
Last night, I was feeling a bit nostalgic and sad that camp was over. I took a moment to watch some of the Symposium videos, and I found that really helped me reflect on the fun moments from last week. (You can find the webisode playlist here, if you haven’t had a chance to view Symposium videos yet.)
I hope you had a great week at the Music for All Summer Symposium! For me, the week was reenergizing and revitalizing. It truly reminded me why I believe in music education – and why I believe in Music for All.
I was so impressed with all the students at this year’s Symposium. I hope to see many back next year. We’re already starting to think about the 2013 Symposium. I hope to see you there.