We are thrilled to welcome William Shaub, I-Pei Lin, Hannah Hammel, Zachary Hughes, Robyn Quinnett, Daniel Zellers, and Kelsey Bentleyto the Knoxville Symphony!
In his article highlighting the new members of the KSO, Alan Sherrod writes:
the last 25 or 30 years have brought miraculous changes to the makeup of orchestras in almost every way imaginable […] gender and ethnic neutrality in audition practices have made orchestras—for the most part— a valid model for diversity in the workplace.
Thank you, Alan, for noticing and commenting on this trend.
And what is behind this push toward audition fairness and orchestral diversity? AFM – American Federation of Musicians has spent decades advocating for auditions behind screens and more standardized audition procedures in general.
Read the full article linked here, and help us welcome the new members!
One omission from the original article: Daniel Zellers is the most recent addition to our violin section.