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Auditions, Identity, and Culture

  • Omni Hotel Nashville 250 5th Avenue South Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Location: Broadway Ballroom G-H, Level Two

Four musicians of color, each leading and giving shape to the national conversation on race and ethnicity in orchestras, reflect on their audition experience, with and without screens, and on their paths navigating orchestras’ predominantly white, Western European culture.

Speakers: Alex Laing, principal clarinet, Phoenix Symphony; Stephanie Matthews, violinist, founder and creative director of StringCandy, Co-Founder of the Re-Collective Orchestra; Shea Scruggs, consultant; Weston Sprott, trombone, The MET Orchestra

Auditions, Identity, and Culture is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.