How do 20 students write a song together? Finding inspiration in the impact of modern protest songs is a good place to start. Students in Janet Heukeshoven, D.M.A.’s first-year anchor class, Music that Changed the World, composed, performed, and recorded a song titled “For the Life of Us” about the issues of discrimination and equality. The course spends much of the semester learning about music that had significant impact on the world, from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to the Hong Kong protesters’ song that has become the national anthem of their revolution in recent months. Read more and listen to the song.

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