“God says ‘I have a dream and I need each of you to become members of my dream team for advancing this nation towards the realization of the beloved community.'” -Rev. Dr. James Forbes

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Alumnus Jared Bernstein (BM ’78, Classical Double Bass) is featured on this week’s episode of The New York Times’s podcast, “The Argument”.

As a member of Joe Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors, Bernstein talks about the economy and his ideas. Around the 46 minute mark, he mentions his time at Manhattan School of Music

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Earlier this week, JTS Library Director Dr. David Kraemer spoke to Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, a critically acclaimed Polish poet and rock musician who speaks out against Holocaust denial, genocide, and the rise of right-wing nationalism in Poland. Watch now: http://www.jtsa.edu/speaking-out-against-hate

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What does an American President commit to when they take the oath of office – and what must we commit to? Rabbi @DanielNevins on #Bo in @NYJewishWeek. https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/the-oath-of-office-we-all-must-take/

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#TBT January 21, 2019: A tribute concert for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is given by Manhattan School of Music student performers, with introductory remarks by MSM President James Gandre.

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Mazal tov to Mindy Schachtman, (LC ’02, KS ’16) and all of the other Jewish professionals, on being selected for Class 5 of the @Wexnertweets Field Fellowship. https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/the-wexner-foundation-announces-class-5-of-field-fellows/

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MSM alumnus Adolphus Hailstork (BM ’65, MM ’66, HonDMA ’19) will have his composition, “Fanfare on Amazing Grace”, played by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band during pre-ceremony festivities at today’s inauguration 🇺🇸

LISTEN to the rehearsal here! https://bit.ly/3o3SlQ6

The historic performance will mark the second time that a contemporary African American composer’s music has

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RT @UniteThePoor: The Biden-Harris inaugural committee announce @RevDrBarber will deliver the homily at the official inaugural prayer service this Thursday at Washington National Cathedral. #PoorPeoplesCampaign https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/01/19/biden-harris-william-barber-national-cathedral-prayer-service-thursday/

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In honor of #MLK’s birthday, the Rev. John Vaughn of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta joined us to discuss renewing the Black-Jewish coalition for social Justice. Watch the recording of “The Relentless Pursuit of Racial Justice.” http://www.jtsa.edu/relentless-pursuit-of-racial-justice

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Fascinating read — a report from Psychology Today about how Senator Gabby Gifford used music to help regain her speech after a bullet penetrated her brain.

“Neuroscientists have long observed that many individuals with aphasia (meaning those who cannot speak) are remarkably able to sing songs even though they could not form those same words

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“The people who give you their food give you their heart.” — Cesar Chavez

International Student Services (ISS) invites ALL Manhattan School of Music students to submit their favorite recipe to be shared in our first MSM e-cookbook!

Submit your recipe here ➡️ https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BG2TFSZ

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“Dr. King understood that the dream that he was articulating, preaching about, spreading across the world was not really, in the first instance, his dream. It was the dream of God.” -Rev. Dr. James Forbes

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RT @hollycappuccino: Your bitterness must be released before your blessings can be revealed. So cry out if you have to. But remember that God still has a dream. You can be part of His dream team. Let your faith navigate your way. You can do it. https://trcnyc.org/give via @RiversideNYC #Give

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“A new study looks at differences between the brains of Japanese classical musicians, Western classical musicians and non-musicians. Researchers investigated specific kinds of neural behavior in participants as they were exposed to unfamiliar rhythms and nonrhythmic patterns. Trained musicians showed greater powers of rhythmic prediction compared to non-musicians, with more subtle differences between those

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Last minute sermon or Bible study prep? Rev. Jim Keat, our Digital Minister, has just what you need: https://youtu.be/Us0SWJ7TXyc

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Thanks to BroadwayWorld for sharing the trailer for LE COMTE NOIR, which begins streaming tonight, January 16 at 7:30 PM EST!

Watch it here: msmnyc.edu/livestream/le-comte-noir

The new musical by writing team Burwell & Sasser about Alexandre Dumas and the real Count of Monte Cristo will stream starting January 16. The musical follows famed real-life novelist

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“Prototype, known for presenting visceral, chamber-scale new works, unveils an almost entirely streamed pandemic edition.”

A review of the online experience of the festival by Zachery Woolfe of the The New York Times

Prototype, known for presenting visceral, chamber-scale new works, unveils an almost entirely streamed pandemic edition.

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WATCH tomorrow, Jan 16 at 7:30 PM!

The premiere of MSM Musical Theatre’s LE COMTE NOIR.

Watch here: https://fb.watch/31uUJM8Wwd/

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