Zachary Richmond ’22 has been awarded the 2021-2022 Gideon Klein Award. Zach is a rising 5th year student in the Music Industry program in the College of Arts, Media and Design. He has focused his curriculum and co-ops on the field of music rights and representation. He is also a drummer and participates in various ensembles at Northeastern such as Jazz Ensemble and Fusion Ensemble.
Zach’s Gideon Klein project will be conducting research on the Nazi parties ban of, and subsequent use of, Jazz rhythm and music for their own propaganda purposes. He will investigate the idea that they used and sought out this music because of its connection to free identity, as they wanted to impose a false sense of freedom amongst their subjects. Zach will present his project at Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week 2022.