The Dean’s Forum: The role of music in the life and ministry of Dean Tracey Lind



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Lauren Onkey, Dean for Humanities at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), turns the tables on The Very Rev. Tracey Lind for this Dean’s Forum. She interviews her on the occasion of her upcoming retirement as Dean of Trinity Cathedral. The subject of this forum is music and the role that it has played in Dean Lind’s life and ministry.

Onkey writes, “I first met Rev. Tracey Lind in 2013. She came to see me at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where I served as VP of Education. We had a wide-ranging conversation about rock and roll, spirituality and social justice. It was clear that music was core to her identity and ministry. And of course Trinity’s Musical offerings to the community, and the diverse and superb music at worship service is core to the church’s mission here in Cleveland. After she had announced her retirement, I asked her to sit for an interview to talk about the role of music in her life, ministry and our community.”

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This Dean’s Forum podcast was produced at the studios of Tri-C’s Television and Video Services in collaboration with, and Trinity Cathedral.


Lauren asked Dean Lind for her top ten favorite pieces of music. She couldn’t bring the list down to ten but she did narrow it down to twenty-five. Here is the list:


Mozart – Concerto No. 21 in C major – 2 movement “Elvira Madigan”

Pachelbel – Canon in D Major

Rock and Folk

One of Us – Joan Osborne

American Pie – Don McLean

A Woman’s Love – Alix Dobkin

Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell

Uncle John’s Band – Grateful Dead

As Tears Go By – The Rolling Stones

The Healing Game – Van Morrison

Halleluja – Leonard Cohen

Sit Down Young Stranger – Gordon Lightfoot

Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Forever Young – Bob Dylan

Grow Old With Me – John Lennon

Up on the Roof – Carole King

When I’m Gone – Phil Ochs


Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz

Somewhere – West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein


Let’s Get Lost – Chet Baker

Here Comes the Sun – Nina Simone

Chase the Clouds Away – Chuck Mangione


O God Our Help in Ages Past – Isaac Watts

The Servant Song – David Haas

A Stable Lamp is Lighted – The Miserable Offenders

All Are Welcome – Marty Haugen