Alumni News

"Go to a liberal arts school"

Deborah Borda ’71 spoke Michael Eisner at the Aspen Ideas Festival about her work managing the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. She also spoke about why she chose to attend Bennington College (after beginning her studies at a traditional music conservatory), citing Bennington's high level of flexibility, and emphasis on entrepreneurship. She soon realized, in Eisner's words, "Bennington would be better," and now advises musicians: “go to a liberal arts school” [9:40]. More.