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Volume VIII: Human Rights Commission Hearings, Testimony of Schuman, Baker, Munroe, Chambers, O'Brien, Brennand and Schaeffer, Oct 17, 1969 - Oct 17, 1969

ID:
679-01-08
Abstract
Testimony of William Schuman, American composer, President of Juilliard School and President of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, regarding reputation of the New York Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein; Discussion with William Schuman regarding the low number of black musicians in major symphony orchestras; Testimony of Julius Baker, principal flute; Testimony of Lorne Munroe, principal cello, about audition procedures; Testimony of James Chambers, Personnel Manager and former solo horn with the New York Philharmonic, regarding audition procedures, importance of sight reading, and unsuccessful audition of Arthur Davis; Issues with hiring Elayne Jones as substitute percussionist; Testimony of Orin O'Brien, double bassist with the New York Philharmonic, regarding her auditions;Testimony of Robert Brennand regarding qualifications of bass players to play with the New York Philharmonic, his opinion of Arthur Davis and other bass players and selection of substitutes; Testimony of John A. Schaeffer regarding his experience as teacher of Arthur Davis.
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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