Music Education Midori's Passion Beyond the Concert Hall By Susan Lewis • Dec 22, 2016 Credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Listen Listening... / 1:52 Listen to the radio feature. Violinist Midori has been performing with major orchestras since her 1983 New Year’s Eve debut at age 11 with The New York Philharmonic. While still in her teens, she developed another passion. Music Education In Public Schools Gets A Passing Grade By Lara Pellegrinelli • Apr 8, 2012 Numbers — they always look so solid, so reassuring, so — dare I say — hopeful? Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education issued a new report titled Arts Education In Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1999-2000 and 2009-10.