The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools around the world to shift to online classes — including Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Like many college students, Shelbie Rassler missed her friends from school. So, the senior composition major decided to find a way to bring her community together.
According to NPR, Rassler put a call out on her Facebook page for her classmates to record a portion of "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
"your job is to just take a video of yourself singing (literally pick any part/the whole song/just 10 seconds/riff to the gods/up to you!!), playing your instrument along to the track, choreograph a dance to the music, anything your heart desires, and I'll cut everything up create an arrangement," Rassler posted, according to NPR.
Dozens of students participate in instruments of all types: violins, trombones, drums and flutes. One student simply kept a beat with his hand.
More still sent in recordings of vocals, giving Rassler the task of harmonizing dozens of people from across the country.
The result? A 4-minute masterpiece that's been viewed nearly a million times since Rassler shared the video on her YouTube page.
Watch the video below.