Based on the universal truth that music is a highly effective entry point into our pasts, Musical Yearbook is a growing collection of audio recorded autobiographical essays/short stories in which people of all ages, professions, and backgrounds share written snapshots of their lives through the lens of the music that chose them. In the end, Musical Yearbook has a simple goal—to tell and learn our collective stories through the common thread of music.
Music is most powerful as a shared experience, but there are more ways to share it than Spotify telling our "friends" what we're listening to at the moment. These essays are oftentimes comical, but they can also be surprisingly poignant.
Confirmed readers so far (as always, subject to change):Thao Nguyen (Thao With the Get Down Stay Down)
Caleb Nichols (Churches)
Laura Sydell (Digital Culture Correspondent at National Public Radio)
Mary Polizzotti (Online Managing Editor, 7x7)
For more information, samples, and submission guidelines check out the musical yearbook.
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