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Through personal stories and performance, artists relate the music they play to societal issues and their own lived experiences. International recording artist Damien Sneed is the host. Sneed is a pianist, organist, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, and arts educator whose work spans multiple genres. A production of Michigan State University College of Music. Presented by WKAR Public Media.

Educator Richard Desinord breaks down boundaries to find educational equality for music.
Advisor  Talitha Wimberly helps students find common ground through music.
Educator Marcie Ray sows the seeds of strong community through hard conversations.
Supported in part by
MSU Federal Credit Union
Michigan State University Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
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