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African-American Music Month Finds Slow Steady Progress For Classical Musicians Of Color

The Executive and Artistic Director of The Sphinx Organization says the number of African-Americans and Latino musicians in American Orchestras has doubled since 2004.

Second Street Dreams Audio Network
PRLog - June 2, 2014 - AUSTIN, Texas -- –  Afa Sadykhly Dworkin,  the Executive and Artistic Director of The Sphinx Organization (http://www.sphinxmusic.org/)  says  African-Americans and Latino classical musicians make up about  4% of the roughly 800 orchestras in the U.S.

In the podcast BODE (http://secondstreetdreams.com/BODE.html), Dworkin also talks about the momentum in today’s orchestras to train and hire classical musicians of color, despite the financial difficulties many classical music groups are facing today.

You can hear her entire interview here (http://secondstreetdreams.com/BODE.html) where she offers suggestions on how African-American and Latino faith organizations and community groups can support classical music groups and expose more young people to classical music.

BODE is produced and hosted by Judlyne Lilly Gibson, on the Second Street Dreams Audio Network (http://secondstreetdreams.com/BODE.html).


About the Second Street Dreams Audio Network

BODE is part of the Second Street Dreams Audio Network (SSDAN) which produces news, information and entertainment features for radio stations and websites. Among the other podcasts available for download:  Staccato, a news and information feature about classical music events all over the world. New Books featuring interviews with authors of recently released books, and FEEDING THESPIS, audio readings of new plays.


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