Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Classically Trained Flutist Starts Group to Support Underrepresented Musicians, Artists

Newswise imageSana Colter, a classically trained flutist at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, remembers growing up in Harlem, learning to play the flute and piano in fourth grade and thinking that she would have to stop because her parents couldn't afford the lessons. She also distinctly recalls the day a little girl in the audience said, "I didn't know black girls played the flute," during one of her performances. Inspired by Lizzo, the classically trained flutist turned pop artist, Colter is eager to break stereotypes and encourage more underrepresented groups to feel empowered to pursue music careers, and even pick up classical instruments. Read more on CREATE, an organization she started through Rutgers University to offer underrepresented groups a supportive hub as they embark on their artistic journeys.