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Increasing diversity in the orchestra world

Sphinx looks to change makeup of U.S. orchestras
By John von Rhein | Chicago Tribune critic
October 3, 2008

For decades, professionals in classical music have furrowed their brows over the lack of minority representation in the player rosters of U.S. symphony orchestras. Although minorities have made tremendous strides in many other fields, African-Americans and Latinos make up only 1.7 to 1.8 percent of professional American orchestras, according to the most recent survey by the League of American Orchestras.


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