Public Response Assignment

Below are two readings. An article on the demographics of music audiences, and the letter that Louis Armstrong wrote about jazz in the 1960’s. The demographic article discusses the shrinking of the audience for jazz and classical music.

The Audience and the Educator: A Study in Blue, by Kurt Ellenberger – the Huffington Post.

‘Music is ‘life it’self, a letter from Louis Armstrong to an American soldier in Vietnam. 

Assignment: write a 2-page response to the author of the article in the form of a public response to the article, i.e. letter to the editor. You may either agree or disagree with his conclusions, but your letter should either 1) offer a different perspective or 2) offer suggestions to address the problem as you see it.

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