The Seaside Symposium: Building Communities with Music

March 9th-11th, 2018

Seaside, Florida

Thank you to all our friends and fellows who joined us for a thought-provoking Spring break in beautiful Seaside, Florida. We enjoyed an incredibly inspirational few days in your company and learned a great deal about the subject closest to our hearts. And we owe a very special thank you to the generosity of the Seaside Institute, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Daryl and Robert Davis, Dhiru Thadani, David M. Schwarz Architects, and Rick Helfand for making the weekend possible. Stay tuned for more information about what happened during these very special days:

Andrew Balio's opening address is now available for you to read here.

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Conference 2014: Framing the Problem

The Future Symphony Institute congratulates and gratefully acknowledges its partner, the University of Baltimore, as well as the many organizations and individuals who contributed to the success of our first international conference.

It is at once humbling and inspiring that such gigantic talents rallied to our cause. It is, we believe, a testament to the power and importance of the symphonic tradition and classical music itself that people with such astonishingly great minds and skills should come together for their support. Our heartfelt thanks and enduring respect goes to those who shared with us what they have spent a lifetime learning.

If you joined us for the weekend, we thank you, too. It is for you that we are here, and your participation is for us both an honor and a reward. We hope that what you were part of that weekend has provoked thought and discussion since – and perhaps challenged you, as it does us, with that self-awareness that Socrates describes as the beginning of wisdom.

But whether or not you were able to join us in person this year, we are pleased to present you with the transcripts and videos of our speakers’ presentations. See the links above to check them out.

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