Building the Pathway for Students of Diverse Ethnicities: How the Atlanta Symphony Talent Development Program and the Nashville Symphony Accelerando Program Will Change the Face of American Orchestras

The mission of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program™ is to identify and develop musically gifted and motivated, African American and Latino classical music students for acceptance in top music programs in preparation for careers as professional musicians. The Nashville Symphony's Accelerando initiative is designed to prepare gifted young students of diverse backgrounds to pursue music at the collegiate level and beyond. Join the visionaries behind these historic, groundbreaking programs to learn how these programs were founded, developed, and are structured today, and how they aim to diversify the American orchestra as a professional institution.