Richard Gill on Musical Literacy
In the race to teach children to be literate and numerate is there a chance that we have lost sight of the real goals of literacy and numeracy and the real reasons for education? What is the education revolution the Federal Government speaks of and where is the place of music in this revolution? Richard Gill explains how music helps us become literate.
Richard Gill is an internationally respected music educator and conductor. He has been artistic director of OzOpera, artistic director and chief conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the adviser for the Musica Viva in Schools program. He is currently music director of Victorian Opera.