Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, and his wife, Grace, are the authors of an op-ed that appears in the April 1, 2013, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The Kolmans write about the experience of their autistic daughter, Mano, for whom the clarinet has become a lifeline and has helped battle the bullying that she was experiencing in school.
As they write in the concluding paragraph:
"What happened to Mano because of music is far-reaching. School administrators take note! We see our daughter as one with a bright and positive future. The bullies may still be there — but so is the band."
Read the op-ed at http://myw.lu/10hMEib