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Garrett McQueen on diversity in classical music

On Feb. 20, Public Radio WBHM interviewed USC Thornton alum Garrett McQueen (MM ‘12) about his radio program “The Sound of 13,” which explores racial injustice through the lens of classical music. McQueen spoke about the lack of diversity in the classical music world, race and perspective in classical music history and the definition of “classical agitator.”

“When it comes to that title of classical agitator, I’m just always trying to shake the table to inspire dialogue and to help people think beyond what we’ve been taught to think about that phrase, classical music,” he said.

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