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Music Department's January Project Focuses on "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed"

The Music Department’s 2022 January Project focuses on the influential work “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” for chorus and ensemble by Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson. The subjects of this multi-movement choral piece are seven Black men killed by police or authority figures; Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, and John Crawford.

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Rashida Black

This month, we caught up with Rashida Black, a graduate of our Music Department, who filled us in on her journey from studying Harp Performance at Walnut Hill and New England Conservatory to her current career as a licensed, multicultural clinician focused on supporting her patients’ wellness goals. For more information about Rashida, and the incredible work she does in the world of mental health, visit her website: 

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