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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

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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