Some U.S. legislators feel that a good way to "reduce the deficit" is to further cut public investment in arts and culture and arts and music education. Not. Education in the creative arts is just as important for excellence in American education as courses in the sciences and humanities.
The several Civic Youth Ensembles (CYE) sponsored by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) show what is possible when young people are encouraged to expand their creative horizons with music. Auditions for the 2011-2012 season will begin in February. Find out more at the DSO website.