PNB Black History Month Profile: Betty Agent

PNB invited employees who celebrate Black History Month to share their stories with us – we hope you enjoy.

Stories may be edited and condensed for clarity. 

How long have you been with PNB?

I am a founding member of the PNB Orchestra, having played with the group since 1988.

Do you have a favorite ballet or ballets?

Roméo and Juliette by Sergei Prokofiev is my favorite ballet!

What does Black History Month mean to you?

I appreciate Black History Month because it recognizes and celebrates the history of so many Black Americans whose contributions and achievements in many disciplines have been more than noteworthy, but largely ignored or unheard of for decades. I am so inspired by all of these individuals.

Bio: Betty is Assistant Principal Violist of the PNB Orchestra and Principal Violist of the Auburn Symphony Orchestra. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she has lived in Seattle for many years. She is also an active freelance violist in the greater Seattle area and teaches private lessons.

Photo credits: Betty Agent’s headshot provided by Betty Agent. Betty Agent and the PNB Orchestra, photo © Angela Sterling.