Early Music America began this important initiative beginning in November 2019. As with the mainstream classical music community, we are acutely aware, in our specialized field, of the lack of diversity. With this in mind, we are planning to focus our work on broadening outreach in order to create a more inclusive community. EMA’s approach will be sensitive to the interests and needs of individuals, organizations, and educational institutions as it works to expand and celebrate the contributions of diverse cultures in the history and performance of early music.

EMA needs the support of you – musicians and organizations – in this endeavor, as you are the visionaries who can influence the future and ultimately serve a greater spectrum of our constituents. Your voice is extremely important to our work and will help the taskforce, led by Patricia Ann Neely, assess how to move forward in its recommendations.

The survey is now closed. Thank you to those who helped us launch our study by completing the performers and organizations survey below by November 30, 2019. An audience-focused survey is being developed and will be available soon.

EDI Taskforce

Patricia Ann Neely, Chair

Resources

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News

Che Buford, 19
Despite the enormous influence of musicians of color on nearly every genre of music, the classical music field remains starkly white and Asian ...
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Noteworthy
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February 10, 2020
Canto: Voices of Inspiration
How can we teach children that music is a space where all people are welcome? How can we lift up voices instead of suppressing them in a world that talks ...
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Reggie Mobley
Reginald L Mobley curates and directs "Every Voice," the Handel and Haydn Society ’s annual free concert series ...
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The Boston Globe
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November 30, 2019
Chinese Baroque
Reading the reactions that Chinese and Europeans had to each other’s music reminded me of the cultural misunderstandings in my own life. What is normal in one culture is very ...
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Early Music America
Published:
March 15, 2019
Singing The Praises Of Medieval Women
Seattle’s Medieval Women’s Choir, which gives the final concert of its 27th season on June 2 under artistic director Eric Mentzel, was the brainchild of the late Margriet Tindemans, the ...
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Source:
Early Music America
Published:
May 30, 2018


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