Opening night Gala

Richard Antoine White

Richard Antoine White began his tuba studies at the Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, where he graduated with honors. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and his master’s and doctoral degrees at Indiana University. Dr. White was principal tubist of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 2004 until its untimely demise in 2011. He is now principal tubist of the Santa Fe Symphony and is in his tenth season as principal tubist of the University of New Mexico Philharmonic. He enjoys teaching at the University of Mexico, where he is Professor of Tuba/Euphonium.

Richard Antoine White is the bestselling author of the memoir I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream; and an inspirational speaker who has traveled the world sharing his thoughts & experiences, and the philosophies that have shaped and motivated him. In 2022, along with his colleague, the renowned musician Pamela Pyle, Richard launched The RawTuba Foundation–a multi-disciplinary teaching and tutoring facility for both adults as well as kids–as well as an illustrated children’s book explaining diversity through the instruments of the orchestra. He is a Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at The University of New Mexico, a Principal Tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic and the Santa Fe Symphony. He is also certified in Diversity and Inclusion training from Cornell University. 

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