Season 1, Episode 8: Julian Maddox

In today’s episode, Julian Maddox shares his own experience as a young musician of color in the orchestral world. We discuss what it really takes to bring about truly diverse programming on and off the stage and unpack “the canon” of orchestral music. This discussion gives us a glimpse into what work really needs to be done to bring inclusion and equity to our stages and musical institutions.

Julian Maddox is a violinist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He began studying the violin at the age of six, working extensively with Prof. Sally O’Reilly. Julian received his undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2019, and he returned to CIM the following Fall to pursue his Master’s degree with Jaime Laredo and Jan Sloman.

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