‘Why we joined the union’

Volume 117, No. 7July, 2017

Ray Wong

It is such an honor to be a member of Local 802! I joined because I was invited to play in “An American in Paris” on Broadway and on the national tour. Classically trained as a pianist at Juilliard and at the Manhattan School of Music, I did not ever imagine that I would be able to straddle both worlds. My teacher once told me that it is better to regret commission than it is to regret omission. I take every opportunity that interests me, and the challenges make me a stronger overall musician. Thank you, Local 802!