“I have been blessed to come across individuals in my life, that were not afraid to open their hearts and minds; who took the time to know me and overlooked the crime I have committed.”
Associate Degree: Mercy College
Dexter is 43 year-old up- and-coming trumpet player with aspirations to mentor young adults.
A Hudson Link alumnus, Dexter earned his Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in Behavioral Science at Mercy College and is currently working toward his Masters in social work.
“I have been blessed to come across individuals in my life, that were not afraid to open their hearts and minds; who took the time to know me and overlooked the crime I have committed,” Dexter says. “Through these amazing individuals, I was able to better myself by continuing my education and came to love and appreciate music on different level.”
Dexter became involved in Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections and Musicambia projects, which allowed him to express himself through music. There, he was able to write his first musical composition, I Must Confess (I’m Not Ashamed to Cry), which has been performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House and now at tonight’s 14th Annual Hudson Link Spring Benefit.
“The song was inspired by my wife, who I love dearly,” Dexter says of his wife of 13 years, Yasmeen Hines. “I love you more than the sparkling stars in the sky.”