Recorded live on March 24, 2021

The following Professional Development Webinars are co-presented by the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and the American Composers Forum (ACF).

A panel of experts converse about the role of race in orchestral culture, individual responsibility, and how racism manifests in the classical music industry. They will use Nebal Maysaud’s article, “It’s Time to Let Classical Music Die’” as a jumping off point. Pratichi Shah, President and CEO, Flourish Talent Management Solutions, moderates. A Q&A with the audience will follow.


Nebal Maysaud, composer and consultant

Melissa Ngan, American Composers Orchestra CEO & President

Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer, violinist, educator