http://myauditions.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/11010312321/m/797103899 Thoughts? Are we, in fact, labelling cultures in our society as discussed? If so, is this cultural labelling actually the cause of rifts? Are we in the educational portion of this industry effectively shutting down orchestras by propogating such ideas? I particularly like the closing statement about a well-rounded musical offering in universities as being the true indicator of a successful program. Further, I think that what is actually going on is the isolation of culture, rather than a truly multi-cultural approach which would hold, in my opinion, that all musics are viable for study and are the property of all who come to them with an open mind.