‘): (that’s a bass clef, not a frowny face)

So, in a conversation with other members of the bass section of the Richmond Philharmonic about what to call ourselves, I suggested “The Bottom Dwellers.” One of my colleagues then hit me with this quote, and I had to share it with the world:

‘I recognize in the deepest tones of harmony, in the ground-bass, the lowest grades of the will’s objectification, inorganic nature, the mass of the planet. For us the ground bass is in harmony what inorganic nature, the crudest mass on which everything rests and from which everything originates and develops, is in the world….”   – Schopenhauer

There are so many levels on which that is just unspeakably bitchin, that I just can’t begin to conceptualize a response.  it’s just so 19-th Century…

I. Love. It.

‘):

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About Art

I've been a higher education professional for over 15 years and an Academic Advising administrator for the past eight of those. I have a background in exploratory student advising and have spent a great deal of time guiding students through contemplating their personal college-to-career pathways. I've published, presented, and consulted on the intersection of social media and academia and am a firm believer in social media's power as a tool for engagement rather than solely information delivery. I've worked at public and private institutions as well as 2-year colleges and 4-year universities. I believe in Academic Advising as a teaching and learning activity, that learner-centered education is the key to students' academic success, and that as long as we keep students' individual goals and success at the center of our decision-making process, the problem of college-level student attrition can be solved.
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