National Alliance for Audition Support

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Inside the Battle to Diversify Orchestras, One Costly Audition at a Time

The new National Alliance for Audition Support helps talented Black and Latinx classical musicians get through the exclusive auditions that lead to quality orchestra jobs. Here’s how a combination of design, cracks in the pipeline, implicit bias and blatant racism ensures that they need the help. 

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Classical Music Orgs Launch Initiative to Diversify Orchestras

The National Alliance for Audition Support will develop mentorship and audition programs to help more Black and Latinx classical musicians land spots in the United States’ predominantly White orchestras.