Judah Adashi Awarded Johns Hopkins Practical Ethics Grant for New Composition Reply

b1784884-34b5-4585-a3e6-2b164573119cFaculty member Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA 11, Composition) has been awarded a Practical Ethics grant by the Provost’s Office of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Adashi will compose a new work concerned with the unseen violence of solitary confinement in America, specifically the tragic story of Kalief Browder depicted by Jennifer Gonnerman in The New Yorker and Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic. In 2010, the 16-year-old Browder was arrested in New York on robbery charges. Unable to post bail but never convicted of a crime, he was held on Riker’s Island without trial for three years, two of them in solitary confinement. Browder committed suicide in June 2015, two years after his release. The project – which will involve student and faculty musicians from Peabody, as well as scholars and artists from across Johns Hopkins – is conceived as a springboard to longer-term academic, performance, and community engagement activities, generating new creative work and investigating the role of artists in social justice. Faculty member Andrew Talle also received an award.

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