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Disability & Classical Music Today
Monday, April 03, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

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Disability & Classical Music Today

Monday, April 3 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab teams up with the Kennedy Center’s Office of Accessibility & VSA for a virtual panel discussion. The panel will comprise of four musicians with disabilities (Adrian Anantawan, Ophira Calof, Lloyd Coleman, Cristina Jones) and will be facilitated by 18-year-old violinist Julia LaGrand. They will discuss how they have navigated their own careers, how musicians with disabilities can take the lead in crafting their own narratives, how to make disability disclosures and share access needs, and field audience questions.

This event is free and open to all ages. Register for the April 3rd panel event here.

From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating young classically-trained musicians. Through NPR broadcasts and digital content, and the Learning and Media Lab Fellowship, From the Top empowers young musicians to use their music and stories to engage and inspire audiences of all ages. Learn more at

On Tuesday, April 4, musicians who identify as disabled are invited to  gather for a networking event to build community and further explore the themes of the previous night’s conversation. Please note that the April 4 event is open to those who self-identify as a person with a disability. Register for the April 4th networking event here.


Closed captioning and ASL interpretation are both available for all webinars. For the most accessible viewing experience, we recommend watching the webinar on a desktop computer or laptop screen. For more information or to request other access services, please contact the Office of Accessibility and VSA at (202) 416-8898 (voice) or [email protected]