Music is a life science ó Opera aficionado Carolyn Abbate chose music over biology

abatte_small.jpgBy Steve Bradt [Harvard Gazette, 1 December 2005]
History is repeating itself in Carolyn Abbate’s family. Some three decades ago, as a Yale University sophomore and an accomplished young pianist, she told her parents she intended to turn her back on molecular biology to pursue a career in music.