Conference 2020 – Outside the Box: An (Unconventional) Orchestra Musician’s Perspective
Speakers: Tia Allen, violist; Lady Jess, violinist; and Stephanie Matthews, violinist
Moderator: Alex Laing, Principal Clarinetist, Phoenix Symphony
In this session, three musicians—violist Tia Allen and violinists Lady Jess and Stephanie Matthews—shared how they created unconventional, but substantive music careers on the fringe of the classical music establishment. Hear their stories, experience their journeys, and celebrate their resilient spirit to succeed in the face of adversity—a model for bringing together our musical communities during these unprecedented times, when the definition of equity has changed overnight.
About the Speakers
This session was made possible by generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.