I Cannot Go There....Music in Gaza

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Dec 30, 2013 2:32:00 PM

In many ways the concert was similar to others that Burlington College Director of Music and violinist Michael Dabroski has performed: a church full of eager faces, engaged by Michael’s animated play, enthralled with the symmetrical beauty of Bach’s chamber music. Only this December concert was in the Gaza Strip, a highly populated war-sieged strip of land, currently under flood conditions with unemployment exceeding 70 percent, attended by a people of Muslim and Christian faiths starved for art and music and freedom.

It was no easy task getting into (and out of) Gaza and included a chauffeured armored escort with the French consulate and a six-hour wait through a Hamas checkpoint. Currently the United States does not recognize the government of Gaza, and warns its citizens about entering the area.

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Topics: Music

Dabroski Brings Cultures Together with Music in Ramallah, Palestine

Posted by Michael Dabroski, Director of Music

Dec 27, 2013 2:00:00 PM

Michael Dabroski, director of music at Burlington College, is on a 2 week trip to the middle east. His mission? To bring music to local people who have not had access before. 
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Topics: Music

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The College offers Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Masters degree program, and several professional certificate programs.

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