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Musician Lawson Dunford ’23, MBA ’24 — who goes by the artist name Lawson Hill — and Sarah Kane ’23 didn’t meet until their senior year. A brief exchange sparked a friendship and artistic partnership that was realized with the Nov. 17 release of Hill’s debut album, “Flower of Life.”

Throughout the last year, @lawsonhillmusic, who has performed with the Clark jazz ensembles Head Check and Violet Times, called upon his connections in the Clark community to find instrumentalists, producers, mixers, and a faculty advisor to help bring his album to fruition.

With the help of 15 to 20 peers and music Professor John Freyermuth, Hill gave life to the ambitious musical ideas he’s been cultivating since he began songwriting in high school. Hill hopes listeners will feel a connection with the project, which is a celebration of his personal journey — chronicling his experiences with embracing queerness, love, loss, and self-expression.

🔗 See link in bio to read more in a ClarkNOW story by @danielbutterjelly ’25.

📸: @mosesmillman ’24.