School of Music

Immanuel Abraham (DMA ’19) was inspired to play the violin when he saw Itzhak Perlman play on a children’s show, Shalom Sesame, the Israeli version of Sesame Street. He grew up with violence in the inner city of Chicago, but at 14, he began playing the violin.

“I really feel that music saved my life,” he said. “It gave me a place to be; it gave me a safe environment, allowed me to be heard … it saved me on many levels.”

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