When the director of the University of Redlands School of Music, Joseph Modica, was interviewed for the position last year he was asked about the challenges of the 21st-century musician.
“And here we are, we’re experiencing them!” he says of teaching and performing music during the pandemic.
While both students and faculty members in the School of Music have mixed feelings about not being on campus this fall, they are rising to the challenge.
“[Live performance] is what we work towards — the feeling of getting in front of a live audience and performing, so that’s a loss,” Modica said. “At the same time, students have been appreciative of the ways we’re trying to move forward. I love the attitude I see here in the School of Music and across campus. People making it happen.”