Richard Antoine White is the first African American to ever earn a doctorate in music for tuba performance. He’s the principal tubist in the New Mexico Philharmonic.
In his book “I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream,” White writes about his journey through classical music, growing up homeless and his passion for music being supported by the curriculum at Baltimore School for the Arts.
He joined CultureShift on WDET to talk about his new memoir and his drive to make the tuba cool for the next generation of young musicians.
Listen: Richard Antoine White talks all things tuba.