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There’s nothing like good music to elevate your mood, make a party bounce, even mend a broken heart. Sharing music brings people together. So we decided to launch a new feature asking members of the BU community to share their favorite music with us in a Spotify playlist. We’re calling it “BU Beats.”

For our first “BU Beats,” we reached out to Jennifer Jaroslavsky (CAS’15, CFA’15,’17,’19) currently a graduate student in the College of Fine Arts Opera Institute. She sang the role of Susanna in last year’s CFA production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and hopes to pursue a career as an opera singer. When Jaroslavsky’s not singing opera, she’s performing art songs, oratorio, and concert works, even returning now and then to her musical theater roots, singing show tunes.

Her listening preferences extend well beyond opera too. She prefers to start her mornings with upbeat, dancey, positive music. “I am a big believer in starting your day off right with a solid traveling playlist,” she says. That playlist is constantly changing and encompasses several musical genres. Jaroslavsky has been a graduate assistant in the Dean of Students office for six years, and she says the goal is to “power me through my morning commute on the Green Line so I can ignore the stresses of getting to my job and begin the work day feeling upbeat.”

Listen to her playlist “Your B-Line Commute” below.

What are you listening to? We’d like to know. Email David Bergeron-Keefe at dkeefe@bu.edu if you’d like to create a BU Beats playlist.

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