• Patrick Newell

    I’ve been telling my students the fourth threat is to play an instrument. The take away is that nobody can afford to be good at only one, two, or three skills. Academia is slowly waking to that reality.

  • Richard Finkelstein

    While not incorrect, there are other avenues toward the “4th threat” and they may include the design trades. All the way back in 1975, for instance, Joeffrey Holder won Tony Awards for both Directing and Designing Costumes for that year’s Best Musical, The Wiz. The general point of the article is sound that the current landscape favors those with broad backgrounds and multiple vectors of talent. This is why it is ironical to limit what may be explored beyond the first three “threats”.