Today, Tom speaks with Dr. Richard Antoine White, a tubist with the New Mexico Philharmonic in Albuquerque. White is originally from Sandtown-Winchester, a neighborhood in West Baltimore. As a young child, he experienced homelessness and poverty. Despite this, he graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts and Peabody Institute. Now, in addition to the Philharmonic, he is a tenured Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of New Mexico and the associate director of the university’s marching band. White is also the first African American to earn a doctorate of music in tuba studies.White's extraordinary journey from the streets of Sandtown to his status as an accomplished symphonic musician and professor is told in a new documentary called “R.A.W. Tuba: From Sandtown to Symphony.---- The documentary is made by Baltimore filmmakers Darren Durlach and David Larson and produced by Early Light Media. You can watch a trailer for the film here.
A Tuba Player's Journey from Sandtown to the Symphony
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