MTI Past Programs

Spring 2020 Program


Using Personal Letters to teach about the Holocaust

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Rutgers College Ave Campus, New Brunswick

This program follows the musical performance and talk featuring jazz pianist, Ted Rosenthal on Tuesday, March 3. - Read more

Educational Materials, Professional Development Credits and Lunch provided.

Professor Debórah Dwork
Ted Rosenthal, Jazz pianist and composer of Dear Erich (
Pedagogical workshop: Colleen Tambuscio

ted rosenthal pictureTed Rosenthal has performed worldwide as soloist, with his trio, and sideman with many jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, James Moody, Bob Brookmeyer and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has also been a featured soloist with several major American orchestras including the Detroit Symphony. Winner of the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released 15 CDs as a leader. His latest, Rhapsody in Gershwin (2014), reached #1 in jazz album sales at iTunes. It features his arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for jazz trio. A recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal also composes music ranging from jazz tunes to orchestral works and ballet scores, including for Alvin Ailey. Rosenthal is a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School and is a published author.

Debrah Dwork smDebórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, is a pioneer in the recording and study of survivor testimonies. Visiting Scholar, Bildner Center Fall 2019.