One of my favorite weblogs is LifeHacks.org. I encourage you to check it out, at least for this post on CREATIVITY.
Steve Jobs is quoted in the post, and he says that "It takes a passionate commitment to thoroughly understand something – chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that. Creativity is just connecting things."
We will do our best to thoroughly understand our music next semester; I'm in the process of selecting exactly what we will do and it is playing in my head all the time these days. I'm close to deciding exactly what the program will be. The only problem: I have to leave out so many pieces that I want to do!