Black Voices Interview

When the MSO Racial Equity committee started work last summer, one of the first things we did was watch, and listen to, several discussions among Black musicians who are working in the Western Classical Music world. Hearing directly from these musicians was very instructive for me. They share so much common experience with me in terms of musical involvement; and they also convey experiences that were really outside of my awareness before. Discussions range from long-term experiences, to thoughts about our current historical moment. One of my favorites is this group discussion from musicians participating in the Austin Chamber Music festival: