Why attend a flute convention, or a music conference, or even a concert? As we approach the end of summer and look ahead (perhaps with trepidation!) toward our jam-packed semester and year ahead, why is it important to go support these events when we could be in a cabin in the woods or walking on a beach or reading a novel?
As artists, we all require nourishment, we need to recharge our batteries, we learn from our colleagues through sessions and conversations providing the healthy exchange of ideas . . . although tempting to just be a vegetable for a bit (and we need that decompression, too!) or shrink back to our practice rooms, here are some "wow" factors we can enjoy from supporting these events: