The Importance of Music in Our Society

Art and music are basic human functions. Humankind and art cannot function without each other. we’ve got the burning desire to make, whatever it’s going to be and however tiny or grand. The interaction with sound is unavoidable, either to form it or take pride in it. This can be no different from serious music or contemporary concert music. Both sorts of music have immense worth for our society; however, the matter we all know in this field is that this music is not known and hence underappreciated. As a musician and artist, it’s my responsibility that others can learn to enjoy the art that I’ve got an utter passion for.

It goes without saying that in mainstream American culture, classical or concert music isn’t an enormous part of people’s lives. There are still stigmas that contribute to the present, furthermore because of the practices of the govt within the last 20 years (declining music education in schools on the local level, resistance to increased NEA funding, and visibility of the humanities on the national level; allowing us to hope that the Obama administration can start to reverse these trends). Many folks should still believe that serious music is for the rich, older, and well-educated. Others may feel awkward about visiting genre events because they feel as if they have to act and dress a particular way so as to enter the concert or recital hall. Even more, the pretentiousness and elitism that some artists exhibit are amplified by some television shows, commercials, plays, books, people of influence, and even themselves, which distance musicians from mainstream society. While a number of these can be true, as, with nearly any stereotype, it’s not entirely true. With the impression that concert music has on society, the bulk decides that it’s not “for them” just because they believe it’s no relevance or worth to their lives. this can be further compounded by the past government’s lack of interest in promoting and supporting the humanities, whether it’s to fund arts organizations or arts education. Now, the present government gives us hope, and we have seen evidence of its commitment, but most significantly our American society has to believe that everybody can find worth and delight in classical/concert music.

The most common way one becomes involved in music is thru listening to or attending a musical event. Listening to reception on a CD player, in the car, on the pc, or on an iPod is a really personal and fulfilling experience. Also, attending a concert is exclusive because it offers the thrill of hearing live musicians while providing the sound it is supposed to be heard (if it’s acoustic music that is). Where else can one sit with people, listen, and luxuriate in music in (relative) silence so there aren’t any distractions besides the music itself?

One of the good things about music generally, and particularly concert music, is that playing exposes an entirely new world of experience that further enhances the mind, physical coordination, and expression. Music lovers, who also are amateur performers, may favor playing in community ensembles (orchestra, band, choir), taking lessons, performing with others, composing, and nearly the rest knowledgeable musician may do while maintaining their regular lives. All of this involves intense physical coordination in performing an instrument alone or with others while reading the notational system, and adding delicate or strong nuanced changes to the music that only a performer can bring. In general, to an amateur musician, music can provide a shake-off way of life or an alternate means of expressing one’s own capabilities. it’s a very important part of their lives and fills a desire or an urge to make music.