Tona Brown is a Black transgender American woman who has changed the world of classical music for the better. She studied violin, viola, piano, and voice at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Virginia. Although she has faced many obstacles in her life, she hasn’t let anyone or anything get in her way. Tona has said, “You can’t tell me I can’t do something,” and that tenacity shines through her music. In the video, Tona performs with cellist Kevin Jones for the Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony in Baltimore.
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Learn more by checking out this article about Tona Brown and her life as a ground-breaking musician.
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