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A Different Kind of FOMO: ‘Tali Jams New York’ (Episodes 3.5 and 4)

Israeli recorder Tali Rubinstein

Image by Noam Galai

By Tali Rubinstein B.M. ’14

Hello, good people! Thanks for joining me again on my weekly diary.

For those who are just joining—I am writing about the documentary series about my life as a musician in NYC, which is actually me giving an interpretation of the interpretation of my own life. Feeling confused? So am I.

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Hey Jealousy: ‘Tali Jams New York’ (Episode 3)

Tali Rubinstein

Image by Noam Galai

By Tali Rubinstein B.M. ’14

Hey guys!

I’m glad you’re back. Really. I missed you.

Today I want to talk about something no one likes to talk about: jealousy. I’m not even sure I feel totally comfortable to dig into this topic myself. It’s an embarrassing one, a negative emotion that doesn’t have the legitimacy or “prestige” of sorrow, anger, or agony. It’s just this annoying feeling that creeps up sometimes, unwanted, and makes us secretly hate ourselves a tiny bit when it hits.

Wait—can I actually change the topic? Maybe write about the Super Bowl?

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A Recorder vs. the Big City: New ‘Tali Jams New York’ Web Series (Episodes 1 and 2)

Tali Rubinstein web video serie

Image by Noam Galai

By Tali Rubinstein B.M. ’14

How do I begin describing this project?

I’ve been playing the recorder for all my life. Music, to me, began with the Israeli equivalent of “Hot Crossed Buns”, trying to hit all the notes in the right order and rhythm. It was, back then, just a game. A very challenging, imagination-evoking game, but nevertheless—my only goal was to nail it—the simple excitement of getting it right . Little did I know back then, as a 7 year old, that this game would become my life. As I grew up and evolved as a musician, layers of knowledge, technique and style, as well as pure love and appreciation to music, were added to my playing, but that initial spark, that eagerness, has stuck with me. In a way, every time I play the recorder, I feel like that 7 year old kid, that just can’t wait to take on the challenge.

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In Memoriam: Janet Haas

Dear members of the Berklee community,

As you heard recently, Janet Haas, assistant professor in the Music Education Department, passed away last month at age 59 after a brief battle with brain cancer.

“I speak for our whole department in saying that Janet was an exceptional musician, educator, mentor, and colleague,” said Cecil Adderley, chair of Berklee’s Music Education Department. “A highly respected member of the string world, she was humble and cared about all her students, from the beginner to the most accomplished players. Her wit and passion will be missed.”

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Students Interact with Top Industry Players at Internship Expo 2018

The Career Center’s Internship Expo this fall was an exclusive opportunity for students to network with over 20 employers from across the arts and entertainment industries. Here, students Ananya Ruth Samuel and Sam Smith share their reflections on the opportunities and experiences they encountered this year.

Ananya Ruth SamuelsAnanya Ruth Samuel

“I am a music therapy major and was skeptical about gaining anything from the Expo. I was surprised to find that there was a representative from Massachusetts General Hospital with opportunities for the Health and Wellness community. Regardless of my major, I gained confidence in talking to industry professionals and learning what each company offered to future interns was exciting.”

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