Singers of color across the country spend their lives training, rehearsing and investing in their talent. Why can’t they access the industry leaders, the auditions and the opportunities of their white counterparts? In this premiere episode, Celeste Headlee focuses attention on the structural barriers keeping more Black and brown singers from appearing on stages across the country.
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Up Next in Season 1
Scott Joplin and Wynton Marsalis may be the best-known names among Black composers, but even a surface scratch of research turns up an extraordinary list of talent reaching as far back as 1745 (Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George) up through this decade (George Walker, who died in 2018). W...
Classical music’s history as a predominantly white-led art form has contributed to the barriers that keep audiences of color out of concert halls, recital rooms and opera houses. Celeste Headlee leads a panel of artists and advocates in discussing some remedies: repertoire that reflects diversity...