Dr Kevin M. Geraldi
Associate Professor of Conducting
What to Listen for in the World
by Bruce Adolphe
I first encountered What to Listen for in the World by Bruce Adolphe as I was beginning my graduate studies in music. My mentor encouraged me to read this little book of poems and to reflect deeply on what they conveyed in terms of developing awareness, communicating vivid meaning, listening with focus, and sharing experiences with others. It went on to be not only a favorite book, one that I have returned to many times since, but more importantly a distillation of what is beautiful about art and its presence in the world around us.