The Amarillo Symphony inspires, educates, and unites our region
through the power of music.
Amarillo Symphony Diversity Statement
The Amarillo Symphony shares with so many the deep sadness caused by the events that have rocked our country over the past several years, weeks and months. We are proud to live in a community where many know how to express their feelings in ways that are clear and passionate while being respectful and collaborative. They challenge us all to envision and work toward a more equitable future fueled by the creativity inherent in our diversity. The Amarillo Symphony stands in solidarity with the African American, Hispanic, and Asian communities and is unequivocally against any form of racism, discrimination, or harmful behavior toward anyone. We are committed to finding ways to actively engage and include these communities, because we believe music brings people together. To this end, we will be creating new initiatives and reaffirming existing programs.
- The Amarillo Symphony will expand its educational concerts and programs–Class Act, Symphony Kids, and Kinderkonzerts—in order to engage more and more students of diverse backgrounds;
- The Amarillo Symphony will recruit and actively support young African American and Hispanic musicians for its Youth Orchestra by providing tuition and scholarship opportunities, skill development, and mentorship from our orchestra musicians;
- The Amarillo Symphony has established—in partnership with former maestro, Jacomo Bairos, and in memory of his late mother—the Adeline Roberta Terrell Scholarship. This Scholarship will offer tuition for young African American and Hispanic musicians to attend various music festivals, camps, or similar opportunities, during the summer;
- Through programming, the Amarillo Symphony is committed to performing and supporting the music of composers and artists of diverse backgrounds in the upcoming concert seasons and beyond;
- The Amarillo Symphony will act as a catalyst in creating new partnerships with communities of color and various organizations to provide deeper enrichment, artistic engagement, and educational resources.
A stronger community through music.
The Amarillo Symphony was founded in 1924 as a 12-piece ensemble led by Miss Grace Hamilton. Now in its 99th season, the Amarillo Symphony is welcoming Maestro George Jackson as its 18th Music Director.
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